Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza and the Quest for the Historical Jesus

A Typology of Interreligious Dialogue: Analysis of Existing Approaches

The concept of interreligious dialogue can be interpreted in many ways, denoting a wide range objectives, principles and formats of interaction between followers of different religions. The article discusses the classification of interreligious dialogue by various scholars. The article offers a comprehensive description of the main research approaches and allows the reader to get acquainted with the terminology used by the Western experts in this field.

“Blessed Are You, Who Has (Not) Made Me a Woman”? Feminist Turn in Judaism and Jewish Studies

The article presents a review of the scholarship published in the last half-century that constitutes the feminist turn in Judaism and Jewish studies and analyzes the causes and the main trends of this phenomenon, in particular, the practice of combining academic research and public activism. The first part of this review examines feminist criticism of Judaism and feminist theorizing aimed at gender reform of contemporary Judaism. The second part analyzes research that recovers women’s presence in Biblical, Talmudic, and medieval Judaism.

Gender Strategies and Disciplinary Practices in Religious Communities. Introduction

What is the mechanism of construction and implementation of masculinity and femininity, family and sexuality in various religious communities? Strategies and disciplinary practices, especially related to gender, play a paramount role in all religious cultures. Individual piety and sin are regarded through the prism of proper sexual behavior and precise definition of the role of every gender in a theological discourse.

The Image of the Polish Mother, and Mother of God: New Uses of the Symbolism of Motherhood