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Semeia is an experimental journal devoted to the exploration of new and emergent areas and methods of biblical criticism. Studies employing the methods, models, and findings of linguistics, folklore studies, contemporary literary criticism, structuralism, social anthropology, and other such disciplines and approaches, are invited. Although experimental in both form and content, Semeia proposes to publish work that reflects a well defined methodology that is appropriate to the material being interpreted.

Author Bios

Katie Geneva Cannon

Katie Geneva Cannon (born February 2, 1949) is a Christian theologian associated with womanist theology and liberation theology. She is currently the Annie Scales Rogers Professor for Christian Ethics at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Previously Cannon has served on the faculties of Temple University, Episcopal Divinity School and Harvard Divinity School. Cannon was the first African-American woman to be ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church. She is also the aunt of actor Nick Cannon.

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Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, she has done pioneering work in biblical interpretation and feminist theology. Her teaching and research focus on questions of biblical and theological epistemology, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and the politics of interpretation, as well as on issues of theological education, radical equality, and democracy. She is a co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has been a founding co-editor of the feminist issues of Concilium. She was elected the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature and has served on the editorial boards of major biblical journals and societies. In 2001, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her published work includes In Memory of Her (translated into 14 languages); Bread Not Stone; But She Said; Discipleship of Equals; Revelation: Vision of a Just World; The Power of Naming; Jesus: Miriam’s Child; Sharing Her Word; Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation; Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation; Grenzen Berschreiten: Der theoretische Anspruch feministischer Theologie; and The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire. Her most recent book, Democratizing Biblical Studies Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space, will be published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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