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Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 54): Hebrews (Beavis, Kim-Cragg)

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A Significant Milestone in the History of Feminism and the Study of Scripture.

Hebrews seems like unpromising material for feminist interpretation, although it is the only New Testament writing for which female authorship has been seriously posited. Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg highlight the similarities between Hebrews and the book of Wisdom/Sophia, which share cosmological, ethical, historical, and sapiential themes, revealing that Hebrews is in fact a submerged tradition of Sophia-Wisdom. They also tackle the sacrificial Christology of Hebrews, concluding that in its ancient context, far from symbolizing suffering and abjection, sacrifice was understood as celebratory and relational. Contributions from Filipina (Maricel and Marilou Ibita), Jewish (Justin Jaron Lewis), historical (Nancy Calvert-Koyzis), and First Nations (Marie Annharte Baker) perspectives bring additional scholarly, cultural, religious, and experiential wisdom to the commentary.

About the Series:
The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. This new series aims to include the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available today.

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Wisdom Commentary (Vol. 54): Hebrews
• Authors: Mary Ann Beavis, HyeRan Kim-Cragg
• Volume Editor: Linda Maloney
• General Editor: Barbara E. Reid
• Publisher: Liturgical Press (2015)

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