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What Do We Do with Genesis?
Feminism and the Bible in the 21st Century

The 14th annual Nate And Ann Levine Endowed Lecture in Jewish Studies

March 15, 2013

Tammi J. SchneiderDr. Tammi J. Schneider will speak on “What Do We Do with Genesis? Feminism and the Bible in the 21st Century.”

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in McCord Auditorium (Room 306) of Dallas Hall on the SMU campus.

The lecture will use the examples of Jacob’s wife Leah and her father Laban in the Book of Genesis to argue that feminist scholarship, which has brought about refreshing perspectives on women in the Hebrew Bible, can also shed a new, unexpected light on biblical men, opening a promising venue of biblical interpretation. 

A leading feminist biblical scholar, Dr. Schneider is Professor of Religion and Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of four books, including Sarah: The Mother of Nations (Continuum, 2004) and Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis (Baker, 2008), as well as of numerous articles. She has also served as Vice-President of the American Schools of Oriental Research and directed archeological excavations in Israel.

For more information, contact Dr. Serge Frolov at or 214-768-4478.


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