Doing Biblical Masculinity Studies as Feminist Biblical Studies? Critical Interrogations


This research unit promotes the feminist study of biblical literature with a focus on epistemological, hermeneutical, and methodological questions, through a critical exploration of the relation between “masculinity studies” and “feminist studies” in Hebrew Bible studies.

The goals are:  (1) to inject innovative, creative, and challenging ideas from newly emerging area of critical masculinity studies into the field of feminist biblical studies; (2) to create a scholarly conversation about the contributions of biblical masculinity studies to the gendered study of the Hebrew Bible and interpretation histories in its intersectional appearances;  (3) to foster collaboration among variously located scholars working in the field of feminist and masculinity biblical studies in the European and global contexts; (4) to interrogate biblical masculinity studies as an area of feminist biblical discourse and the current institutional and socio-political dynamics of feminist and gendered approaches to biblical texts, characters, and issues.


Susanne Scholz, Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University

Hanna Stenström, Stockholm School of Theology


Berlin 2017

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