Join us this weekend @ AAR/SBL 2015!
Are you attending AAR/SBL 2015 this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia?
We warmly welcome you to join us at the following FSR events on Friday and Sunday. We hope to see you there!
Feminist Studies in Religion
Theme: FSR Reception
Friday – 8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Location: Hyatt-Techwood (Atlanta Conference Level)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion
Sunday – 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Location: A708 (Atrium Level) – Marriott
Theme: Sacred Scriptures and Violence Against Women
The Sacred Scriptures of all 3 monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam inscribe not only violence against wo/men and the culture of feminine subordination but also values of self-affirmation, justice, and well-being. Feminist scholars in religion are well versed in analyzing and interpreting sacred texts in critical, historical, literary, religious and cultural terms. However, we also need to develop methods of religious consciousness-raising and empowerment which seek to enable religious wo/men who have experienced violence and abuse both to critically name the rhetoric of violence inscribed in sacred texts and to identify resources for well-being and for resisting the culture of feminine subordination, objectification, and dehumanization. The panel will continue our conversation, across religious interpretive boundaries, about the search for methods of Scriptural interpretation that foster wo/men’s religious agency and the ability to reject violence and subordination on religious grounds.
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University, Presiding. Introduction (5 min)
Mika Ahuvia, University of Washington (20 min)
Stolen Waters are Sweet”: Analogies of Violence in Rabbinic Literature
Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown University (20 min)
Beauty and Danger: Gender, Sexual Violence, and Colonialism in Rabbinic Destruction Narratives
Juliane Hammer, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill (20 min)
The Absence of Peace: Rethinking Violence, Qur’anis Exegesis, and Grassroots Authority
Break (5 minutes)
Angela Parker, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology (20 min)
When Women Get Angry: Re-Reading the Violence Surrounding Herodias (Mark 6:14-29) in the Age of Ferguson, Charleston, and the Black Lives Matter
Jerusha Tanner Lamptey, Union Theological Seminary (20 min)
Scriptural and Horizontal Violence: Pitfalls and Possibilities in Comparative Feminist Hermeneutics
Karri Whipple, Drew University (20 min)
Love, Rage, and Jesus: Envisioning Transformative Exegesis in the Quest for Intimate Justice