God, Gender and the Bible foregrounds the tension between divine omnipotence and human autonomy, evident since the age of the European Enlightenment, and discusses it in the context of contemporary and postmodern ideas about gender and power. Taking this unresolved tension as an issue this study takes a new look at a number of texts from Hebrew and Christian scripture. Biblical texts are deconstructed and understood in the light of their own socio-political context, and texts that infer a counter-culture, in relation both to the boundaries of their own time and their position within a canon of scripture are reassessed.
Table of ContentsChapter One: Peliminary Observations
Chapter Two: Setting the Boundaries
Chapter Three: Testing the Boundaries
Chapter Four: Breaking the Boundaries
Chapter Five: Crossing the Boundaries
Chapter Six: Reconfiguring the Boundaries
Chapter Seven: Last Things