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Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies

Timothy K Beal (Ed)David M Gunn (Ed)

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies

Timothy K Beal (Ed)David M Gunn (Ed)

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Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this book is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies. This volume explores how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied, often problematically, in biblical discourse.

- Publisher The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we read the Bible with new eyes: as a critic of gender, ideology, politics and culture. We ask ourselves new questions: about God's body, about women's role, about racial prejudices and about the politics of the written word.^Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies crosses boundaries. It questions our most fundamental assumptions about the Bible. It shows how biblical studies can benefit from the mainstream of Western intellectual discourse, throwing up entirely new questions and offering surprising answers. Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this volume is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies.

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About "Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies"

Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this book is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies. This volume explores how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied, often problematically, in biblical discourse.
- Publisher

The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we read the Bible with new eyes: as a critic of gender, ideology, politics and culture. We ask ourselves new questions: about God's body, about women's role, about racial prejudices and about the politics of the written word.^Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies crosses boundaries. It questions our most fundamental assumptions about the Bible. It shows how biblical studies can benefit from the mainstream of Western intellectual discourse, throwing up entirely new questions and offering surprising answers. Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this volume is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Timothy K Beal (Ed)

Timothy Beal is Florence Harkness Professor of Religion at Case Western Reserve University. He has published ten books as well as essays on religion and American culture for the "New York Times", "The Chronicle of Higher Education", "The Washington Post", and "The Plain Dealer". C

David M Gunn (Ed)

David M. Gunn holds the A. A. Bradford Chair of Religion at Texas Christian University. His other books include "Gender, Power, and Promise: The Subject of the Bible's First Story" (1993) and "Narrative in the Hebrew Bible" (1993), as co-author, and "Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and the Book" (1996) and ""Imagining" Biblical Worlds: Spatial, Social and Historical Constructs" (2002), as co-editor. He is also co-author of the article on Judges in the" Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation" (1999).

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1: Divine Bodies Shifting The Blame: God In The Garden, Danna Nolan
  • Fewell And David M Gunn
  • The Problem Of The Body For The People Of The Book, Howard
  • Eilberg-schwartz
  • The Hebrew God And His Female Complements, Athalya Brenner
  • Oedipus Wrecks: Moses And God's Rod, Ilona N Rashkow
  • Woman Wisdom And The Strange Woman: Where Is Power To Be Found? Claudia V
  • Camp. Part 2: Human Bodies: Woman And The Discourse Of Patriarchal Wisdom,
  • Carol A Newsom
  • Imagination, Method And Murder: Un/framing The Face Of Post-exilic Israel,
  • Danna Nolan Fewell
  • The Problem With Pagans, Daniel L Hawk
  • Assuming The Body Of The Heir Apparent: David's Lament, Mark K George
  • Utopia And Pornography In Ezekiel: Violence, Hope And The Shattered Male
  • Subject, Jan William Tarlin
  • "an Imaginary And Desirable Converse": Moses And Monotheism As Family
  • Romance, Daniel Boyarin. Part 3: Textual Bodies Transference And Tact In
  • Biblical Studies, David Jobling
  • Margins Of Lamentation, Of The Unbearable Whiteness Of Reading, Tod
  • Linafelt
  • A Postscript To The Book: Authenticating The Pseudepigrapha, Kyle Keefer
  • What Does The Bible Say? A Question Of Text And Canon, David Gunn.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 167292
  • Product Code 0415126657
  • EAN 9780415126656
  • Pages 312
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Jan 1997
  • Dimensions 235 x 159 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.552kg

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