Democratizing Biblical Studies

Democratizing Biblical Studies

Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space

Author: Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
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Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages: 224
Format: 6 x 9
Product Type: Paper
Publication Date: 10/7/2009
Retail Price: $25.00


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  • Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza argues that it is necessary to reframe the field of biblical studies and replace the competitive teaching models prevalent in graduate programs with an emancipatory, radical democratic pedagogical model that fosters collaboration, participation, and critical engagement. To achieve constructive engagement with the differences of social location and diversity of perspectives that exist both in the Bible and in our contexts, Fiorenza argues, we must become aware of the pitfalls of one-dimensional thinking that seeks to use the Bible to find definite answers and to exclude different understandings.

    This is the paperback edition. Originally published in hardback in the United States by Westminster John Knox Press in 2009.

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