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The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The fifty-eight volume collection makes the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all. Our aim is to publish six volumes per year. The available volumes are listed below.
Barbara E. Reid, OP, and Shelly Matthews
Because there are more women in the Gospel of Luke than in any other gospel, feminists have given it much attention. In this commentary, Shelly Matthews and Barbara Reid show that feminist analysis d ...
Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford
In this close reading of Psalms 90-150, Nancy L. deClaissé-Walford discovers meanings in the Psalms that were "there all along" but hidden beneath layers of interpretation built up over the centuries. ...
Lisa M. Wolfe
Qoheleth, also called Ecclesiastes, has been bad news for women throughout history. In this commentary Lisa Wolfe offers intriguing new possibilities for feminist interpretation of the book's parts, i ...
Song-Mi Suzie Park
The Second Book of Kings-a book whose very title seems to assert the prerogative of male rule-is in fact filled with fascinating female characters as well as issues related to gender. In this commenta ...
The Academy of Parish Clergy 2020 Reference Book of the Year2020 Association of Catholic Publishers first place award in Scripture2020 Catholic Press Association third place award for best new religio ...
Antoinette Clark Wire
2020 Catholic Press Association honorable mention award for gender issues, inclusion in the churchWhen 2 Corinthians is read as a whole in the early manuscripts, we hear a distraught and defensive Pau ...
S. Tamar Kamionkowski
The book of Leviticus provides two different theologies related to God's presence within ancient Israel. Leviticus 1-16 was written by an elite caste of priests (P), and Leviticus 17-26 (H) was added ...
Alice Ogden Bellis
2019 Association of Catholic Publishers Book of the YearIn this volume, Alice Ogden Bellis considers the book of Proverbs as a structural whole, the sages having designed it in such a way as to make p ...
Mercedes L. García Bachmann
A woman called blessed for killing a Canaanite general; another called "Mother in Israel" for leading troops into war; several other mothers absent when their children need them; a judge, Deborah, wit ...
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Ephesians is a "mystery" text that seeks to make known the multifarious Wisdom of G*d. At its heart is the question of power. In this commentary, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza examines the political un ...
Wilda C. M. Gafney
This volume offers a womanist and feminist analysis of the books of Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah, attending to translation and textual issues, use of power and agency, and constructions of gender an ...
Alice L. Laffey, Mahri Leonard-Fleckman
This volume, using multiple methods, seeks to bring together the best scholarship and insight-Jewish and Christian, past and present-that has contributed to our understanding and appreciation of the b ...
Though the five poems of Lamentations undoubtedly refer to the Babylonian siege and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, the multiple voices that narrate unspeakable suffering and labor to make sense ...
Elsa Tamez, Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, Claire Miller Columbo, Alicia J. Batten
Philippians lends itself to a political-ideological reading. To take into account that the document is a writing from prison, and to read it from a political-religious and feminist perspective using n ...
F. Scott Spencer
Arguably the biggest blockbuster love song ever composed, the Song of Songs holds a unique place in Jewish and Christian canons as the "holiest" book, in the minds of some readers, and the sexiest in ...