What many people know of the Bible often comes from popular representations of biblical texts, rather than from studying the Bible itself. How are biblical stories altered through paintings, film, literature, and other forms of popular culture? How do cultural interpretations of women in the Bible affect how we read the story?
In Plotted, Shot, and Painted, J. Cheryl Exum explores the history and state of feminist interpretation of Scripture through the lens of popular culture. She discusses gender bias not only in cultural representation, but also in biblical interpretation and cultural portrayals of women. This fascinating book pursues new ways of understanding feminist biblical interpretation. It extends the scope of inquiry beyond biblical criticism into the broader area of cultural criticism.
J. Cheryl Exum is Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Sheffield and the author of Tragedy and Biblical Narrative: Arrows of the Almighty.