This press release is from Pilgrim Press:
THE PILGRIM PRESS LAUNCHES "THE FEMINIST COMPANION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT"
Contact: Aimée J. Jannsohn, publicist
The Pilgrim Press
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1100
July 16, 2004 -- Cleveland - The Pilgrim Press is pleased to announce the North American publication of The Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings. The series is edited by Vanderbilt University Divinity School professor Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff, also of Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
The Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings series is a developing series of anthologies written by an international and inter-religious array of feminist scholars. The first comprehensive series of its kind, the volumes are available in the United States through The Pilgrim Press and in Canada through Wood Lake Books.
To date, seven volumes are available, with plans to release additional titles over the next few years. Five of the volumes comprise a commentary on the Gospels, while two encompass Paul -- his authentic writings as well as the Deutero-Pauline.
The Society of Biblical Literature commented in particular on the Markan volume: "This volume is the second in a new series that brings together essays of scholars both seasoned and new, from diverse cultures and contexts, using feminist approaches to New Testament texts and other early Christian writings...The rich diversity in feminist New Testament scholarship is evident in the questions raised, and the methods used, and the conclusions reached by these authors....It is an excellent compendium of some of the best in feminist scholarship on the Gospel of Mark."
Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, and director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality in Nashville, Tennessee.
Available titles in the series:
A Feminist Companion to Matthew A Feminist Companion to Mark
ISBN 0-8298-1590-2 ISBN 0-8298-1591-0
248 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN 264 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN
A Feminist Companion to Luke A Feminist Companion to John:
ISBN 0-8298-1592-9 ISBN 0-8298-1588-0
328 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN 264 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN
A Feminist Companion to John: Volume 2
240 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN
A Feminist Companion to Paul
288 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN
A Feminist Companion to the Deutero-Pauline Epistles
216 pp/paper/$21.00 USA/$28.00 CAN
For more information about The Pilgrim Press, visit www.thepilgrimpress.com.
The Pilgrim Press is distributed in Canada by Wood Lake Books, 9025 Jim
Bailey Road, Kelowna, BC V4V 1R2. Toll-free 800.663.2775.
Request copies available for the press upon request. Contact Aimée J.