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Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights (Carole R Fontaine) Hardcover Book, (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) 9781905048540
Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights (Carole R Fontaine) Hardcover Book, (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008) 9781905048540
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Title: Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights

Author: Fontaine, Carole R

Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781905048540

Volumes: 1; Pages: 225

List Price in Cloth: $70.00 Our price: $55.99

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Carole Fontaine, well known among biblical scholars for her feminist studies in the biblical wisdom traditions and the ancient Near East, is also a human rights and interfaith activist working on issues of violence against Muslim women in the Middle East and Southern Asia and a board member of many agencies such as the International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan, and the Women's Forum against Fundamentalism in Iran.In this collection of her essays, mostly previously unpublished, she brings together these two concerns, distilling from the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam valuable insights into current questions of human rights. Unlike many writers, Fontaine recognizes the critical role of gender in the fundamental concept of the 'Other', so determinative for our view of humanity.In our days, Fontaine argues, human rights issues have taken on a new dimension in political discourse about war, peace and terror, where often an appeal is made to religious and scriptural justifications for the violation or preservation of rights. Fontaine urges attention to the priority of the sufferer in adjudicating meaning, and turns to the 'little texts' of daily ethics rather than grand theological abstractions in order to place 'scriptures' in meaningful conversation with the concrete realities of our world.This is the second volume of the Amsterdam Studies in the Bible and Religion (ed. Athalya Brenner), a sub-series of the Bible in the Moden World.Contents1. Shocked and Awed on the Road to Fallujah2. Eyes of Flesh: The Bible, Gender and Human Rights3. Watching out for the Watchmen (Song of Songs 5:8): How I Hold Myself Accountable4. The Seeds of Subordination: Calculating the Status of Women in the Bible and the Ancient Near East5. The Abusive Bible: On the Use of Feminist Method in Pastoral Contexts6. 'Many Devices' (Qoheleth 7.23-8.1): Qoheleth, Misogyny and the Hammer of Witches7. Two Peoples, One Book: Anti-Judaism in Feminist Readings8. Strange Bedfellows: Scriptures, Human Rights and the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism9. The Women's United Nations Report Network Study: Evaluating and Understanding Gender Discrimination in Religious Traditions
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