E-lert - September 2013

Faculty book recommendation

This month, Matthew Skinner, associate professor of New Testament, recommends "Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide," edited by Marion Ann Taylor and Agnes Choi (Baker Academic Press).

"If anyone tells you that women have not always made influential contributions to the church as biblical interpreters, they are wrong," says Skinner. "This handbook summarizes the lives and exegetical work of 182 of them, covering 17 centuries of church history. It's an excellent reference work that begs to be not only consulted when needed but also browsed whenever you have five spare minutes to meet a figure who played an important and enduring role."

"Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide" is available in the Luther Seminary Bookstore for a discounted price of $33.7