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Hebrews / Mary Ann Beavis and HyeRan Kim-Cragg ; Linda Maloney, volume editor ; Barbara E. Reid, OP, general editor.

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Subject: Bible. Hebrews > Commentaries.
Bible > Feminist criticism.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780814682296
  • ISBN: 0814682294
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xciii, 238 pages).
  • Publisher: Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2015]

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General Note: "A Michael Glazier book."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Hebrews 1-2 : discovering wisdom -- Hebrews 3-4 : mediating wisdom -- Hebrews 5-7 : the priesthood of wisdom -- Hebrews 8:1-10:18 : wisdom and covenant -- Hebrews 10:19-12:29 : following wisdom -- Hebrews 13:1-25 : wisdom and community.
Summary: 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.
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 22, 2017).

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