Bible Review 9:3, June 1993

Bible Books

In a Different Voice

The Women’s Bible Commentary

Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe, editors (London and Louisville, Kentucky: SPCK and John Knox Press, 1992) 415 pp., $19.95

The insights of feminist biblical scholarship are now widely accessible, thanks to The Women’s Bible Commentary. The book’s guiding rationale is the need for women, who have read the Bible for generations, to read self-consciously as women. This agenda continues the work begun by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who gathered a group of collaborators in the 1890s to produce The Woman’s Bible, which sought to expose the male bias that had distorted the interpretation of the Bible and the, misogynism inherent in the text itself.a

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