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The Double Voice of Her Desire

Texts by Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes

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J J. Bekkenkam

To the attentive listener, women’s texts speak with a “double voice.” Women are quite capable of telling a conventional story, reflecting the expectations of the dominant culture. However, at the same time they tell their own, muted story. Such stories are fragments of resistance, and anyone who has experience of living on the margins can track them down. Such was the view of Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes (1943-1994).

This is a comprehensive collection of the late scholar’s groundbreaking work in feminist biblical interpretation, in English translation. The essays document Van Dijk-Hemmes’ development and show how her work relates to contemporary developments in feminist thinking. There is a Foreword by Mieke Bal, an in memoriam by Athalya Brenner, and an overview of van Dijk-Hemmes’ extensive output of books and articles completes the volume.

Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes taught Women’s Studies and Old Testament at the University of Utrecht. Her pioneering work of feminist interpretation, tragically cut short, was highly influential both inside and outside the Netherlands.

Translated by David E. Orton

Nicoletta Gatti and Daniel Yeboah

Prayers The preceding analysis has revealed that to understand Ps 58, and the imprecatory psalms at large, we need to embrace the perspective of the victims and to see the world through their eyes. 88 The imprecatory psalms are, in fact, the voice of those who appeal to God because they lack “the power

Hans-Josef Klauck

, zwischen (erborgtem) Luxus und (normalem) Hunger, an den Rändern der ehrenwerten Gesellschaft. Sie gehören sicher nicht zur sozialen Oberschicht, weshalb man sagen kann: „One of Alciphron’s aims in the work as whole is to construct a fantasy image of the voices of the sub-elite underbelly of classical

„A little Drama“ (G. M. Tucker)

Zur literarischen Form von Am 7,10–17

Alessandro Casagrande

beschreiben zu können, da sich showing und telling für beide Erzähldiskurse nachweisen lasse. Für meine Überlegungen ist aber wichtig, dass die extradiegetische Ebene mit einem heterodiegetischen Erzähler nur bedingt dazu dient „to create the illusion of a teller, a personalized voice serving as narrator

Gudrun Guttenberger

, die nur die Elementarschule und vermutlich auch solche, die zusätzlich die Grammatikschule besucht hatten, eher stockend und mit einer eher kleinen „eye-voice-span“ zu lesen vermochten. Die Lernstrategie auch in der Grammatikschule zielte darauf, den gelesenen Text fehlerfrei vortragen zu können

A. K. M. Adam

whom Shannon lived and worked in the late nineteen-forties and early -fifties at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 34 After observing a demonstration of a Bell Labs voice synthesizer, Lévi-Strauss wrote Both in the production of devices to synthesize speech … as well as in the theoretical

Edited by Lee Roy Martin

In Pentecostal Hermeneutics: A Reader Lee Roy Martin brings together fourteen significant publications on biblical interpretation, along with a new introduction to Pentecostal hermeneutics and an extensive up-to-date bibliography on the topic. Organized chronologically, these essays trace the development of Pentecostal hermeneutics as an academic discipline.

The concerns of modern historical criticism have often stood at odds with Pentecostalism’s use of Scripture. Therefore, over the last three decades, Pentecostal scholars have attempted to identify the unique characteristics and interpretive practices of their tradition and to offer constructive proposals for a Pentecostal hermeneutic that would be critically valid and, at the same time, be consistent with the Pentecostal ethos and conducive for the continued development of the global Pentecostal movement.

Contributors include: Rickie D. Moore, John Christopher Thomas, Jackie David Johns, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John W. McKay, Robert O. Baker, Scott A. Ellington, Kenneth J. Archer, Robby Waddell, Andrew Davies, Clark H. Pinnock, and Lee Roy Martin.

Autobiographical Biblical Criticism

Between Text and Self

Edited by Ingrid R Kitzberger

The autobiographical turn in biblical criticism reveals the interpreter’s “I” and reclaims it as an essential critical category, issuing a challenge to traditional, “objective” criticism. Pioneers in the field have contributed essays both practical and theoretical. They offer stimulating autobiographical re-readings of Hebrew Bible and New Testament texts, and address hermeneutical issues that are at stake in this young field of criticism.

Sébastien Doane and Nathan Robert Mastnjak

A voice is heard in Ramah, wailing, bitter weeping Rachel is weeping for her children she has refused to be comforted for her children for they are no more. (Jer. 31:15) Since ancient times, readers of this text have found in it particularly fruitful imagery and language for describing the