Peter S. Hawkins is Professor of Religion and Literature at Yale
Divinity School. His most recent book is A Brief History of
Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg is Assistant Professor of Religion and Jewish Studies at Colgate University.
"A worthy addition to biblical studies that addresses a widening critical interest in the painterly interpretation of the Bible down through the centuries." -- -David L. Jeffrey Baylor University "Undoubtedly contributes a new understanding of familiar material by treating it in an original and provocative way." -- -Brenda Schildgen University of California, Davis "Essays that bring Christian and Jewish theological traditions in dialogue through discussion the the two biblical books." -The Chronicle of Higher Education "The book of Ruth and the Song of Songs are encountered here in their delicious textual ambiguity." -- -Yvonne Shewood University of Glasgow