Feminist Studies as the Mother of Childist Approaches to the Bible

In: Children and Methods


Childist interpreters have much in common with and much to learn from their feminist foremothers in biblical studies. This chapter explores some of the commonalities between these two fields, as well as naming a few ways that they are in tension. The commonalities include the question of women and children’s visibility and agency, their vulnerability to violence, and the possible results of scholarship focused on ancient women and children. Working with the heavenly vision of the Woman Clothed with the Sun in Revelation 12, the chapter examines these themes in conversation with feminist scholarship on John’s Apocalypse.

Children and Methods

Listening To and Learning From Children in the Biblical World