And Other Biblical Women Resisting Injustice
LAVERNE MCCAIN GILL
ISBN/Prod. Code: 0-8298-1521-X
In Vashti's Victory, Gill examines six Bible stories using the "Justice Reading Strategy" she employed in her book Daughters of Dignity: African Women of the Bible and the Virtues of Black Womanhood (The Pilgrim Press, 2000). Gill goes beyond the biblical narratives that direct attention to the primarily male leaders, and instead focuses on a more holistic view of the story - a view that seeks discernment about God's purpose in the narrative rather than the human preoccupation with heroes and heroines. The biblical women featured in Vashti's Victory include: Vashti, the queen who preceded Esther; Michal, Saul's daughter and one of David's wives; Susanna, a women who lived during the reign of Daniel.
These women are compared to contemporary women such as: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, a founder of the NAACP; Julie Dogbadzi, an ex-Trokosi (slave to the gods) from Ghana; Former comfort women of the Japanese military during WWII.
LAVERNE MCCAIN GILL is pastor of Webster United Church of Christ in Dexter, Michigan. She earned her M.Div. and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary and is the author of two books from The Pilgrim Press.