Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, Harvard University
Scripture and Power: A Feminist Exploration
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza 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 editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and a co-editor 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 12 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; and Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation. Her newest book, Grenzen überschreiten: Der theoretische Anspruch feministischer Theologie, was published in spring 2004.
* 2 pm, Sunday, February 18, Immaculate Heart High School