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Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah
by Marie-Theres Wacker


Overview - Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah are among the so-called deuterocanonical books of the Bible, part of the larger Catholic biblical canon. Except for a short article in the Women's Bible Commentary, no detailed or comprehensive feminist commentary on these books is available so far.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Baruch and the Letter of Jeremiah are among the so-called deuterocanonical books of the Bible, part of the larger Catholic biblical canon. Except for a short article in the Women's Bible Commentary, no detailed or comprehensive feminist commentary on these books is available so far. Marie-Theres Wacker reads both books with an approach that is sensitive to gender and identity issues. The book of Baruch--with its reflections on guilt of the fathers, with its transformation of wisdom into the Book of God's commandments, and with its strong symbol of mother and queen Jerusalem--offers a new and creative digest of Torah, writings, and prophets but seems to address primarily learned men. The so-called Letter of Jeremiah is an impressive document that unmasks pseudo-deities but at the same draws sharp lines between the group's identity and the "others," using women of the "others" as boundary markers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814681558
  • ISBN-10: 0814681557
  • Publisher: Michael Glazier Books
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

Series: Wisdom Commentary #31

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Books > Religion > Biblical Studies - Bible Study Guides
Books > Religion > Christianity - Catholic

 
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