Gender criticism is a rapidly growing field, with an important development of new theoretical perspectives. From focus solely on women in biblical texts and in the world “behind” the texts, attention has today shifted to critical analyses of gender discourses, focusing on both masculinity and femininity. The field today also includes queer studies, where an awareness of the instability in constructions of gender and sexuality opens for new readings.
“Gender criticism and the Bible” provides a forum for gender criticism in the EABS, and especially for papers contributing to the theoretical development on the field. We welcome both Hebrew Bible and New Testament scholars as well as scholars from related disciplines (Jewish studies, Early Christianity, the Graeco Roman World etc).