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Title: Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations
Author: Mandolfo, Carleen
Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2007
Paperback; ISBN: 9781589832473
Volumes: 1; Pages: 160
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Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets offers a new theological reading of the book of Lamentations by putting the female voice of chapters 1-2 into dialogue with the divine voice of prophetic texts in which God represents the people Israel as his wife and indicts them/her for being unfaithful to him. In Lam 1-2 we hear the "wife" talk back, and from her words we get an entirely different picture of the conflict showcased through this marriage metaphor. Mandolfo thus presents a feminist challenge to biblical hegemony and patriarchy and reconstrues biblical authority to contribute to the theological concerns of a postcolonial world.