Biblical Interpretation in the Context of Church and Ministry

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Article Type: Perspective

Publication Date: 10/1/1990

Issue: Christ and Culture(s) (Vol. 10, No 4, Fall, 1990)

Coming to this country in 1970 and beginning to teach Christian Scripture as a woman in a traditionally male clerical field was not so much a “culture shock” as a challenge to my “theological” self-understanding. It determined my work in two very significant ways: It enabled me first to define myself explicitly as a theologian rather than just as a historian of religions and second to understand myself as pioneering a different biblical and theological scholarship that does not hinder but empowers feminist ministry and church.

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