This book, written by a leading feminist theologian, pays close attention to the historical and social contexts of biblical stories and their later interpretations. Believing that all interpretation is a political act, Fiorenza shows how women can find in scripture, ``paradigms of struggles and visions that are open to their own transformations through the power of the spirit in ever new socio-historical locations.'' Using as a model the Syro-Phoenician woman whose reply to Jesus gives title to this book, Fiorenza articulates a rhetorical model of multicultural and liberationist empowerment through questioning from women's perspectives. For academic and seminary libraries.
'Schussler Fiorenza challenges us to destroy the dominant models of biblical interpretations that have held some people in subordination and to construct models that foster emancipatory faith communities.' --National Catholic Reporter