Elisabeth Schussler-Fiorenza (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers)


Elisabeth Schussler-Fiorenza (Spiritual Leaders and Thinkers) by Glen Enander. Chelsea House Publications, 2005.

From her childhood as a refugee at the end of World War II to her rise to the top of her profession, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza has worked toward offering a feminist alternative to the more common, male-centric interpretation of the Bible. Her grounbreaking book, In Memory of Her, remains a seminal work in biblical scholarship. As the Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, Schüssler Fiorenza rose to the top level of biblical scholarship. She was the first female president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the co-founder of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion.

The origins of Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza's theory of biblical interpretation are explored from her childhood, to her university years, and through her career as a professor. Readers will gain a starting point for practicing her critical interpretation of liberation.