First a Group, and now a Section
of the Society of Biblical Literature,
our aim has always been to provide a forum for research in feminist hermeneutics,
combining feminist readings of biblical texts with methodological
inquiry and innovation.
Some of the earlier work of the
group has been collected in Escaping
Eden: New Feminist Perspectives on the Bible, and a second
volume is in the planning stages.
In both our early and our current
work, our focus remains on questions of method and practice which are
helping to carve out a new space for explorations: visions, revisions,
and - in Adrienne Rich's terms - re-visions, seeing the text with fresh
eyes, responding critically and creatively to the Bible as a living text