Two contrary views dominate contemporary feminist biblical scholarship. One finds in the Bible an unequivocal equality between the sexes from the very creation of humanity, while the other sees the biblical text as irredeemably patriarchal and androcentric. In Eve: Accused or Acquitted? Joseph Abraham enters into dialogue with both camps and introduces his own method of approach. This detailed analysis of the diverse range of feminist interpretations of Genesis 1–3 will serve as an invaluable tool for anyone interested in this contemporary debate.
Praise for the Print Edition
A valuable study written with clarity. Abraham doesn't shrink from confronting complex hermeneutical questions...
—Grace I. Emmerson, formerly Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Languages, University of Birmingham
...Complex issues and a plethora of names and variant positions are treated with clarity and finesse...
—Esther Ng, Wheaton College
- Title: Eve: Accused or Acquitted? A Reconsideration of Feminist Readings of the Creation Narrative Texts in Genesis 1–3
- Author: Joseph Abraham
- Series: Old Testament Studies Collection
- Publisher: Paternoster Press
- Publication Date: 2007
- Pages: 298