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God, Gender and the Bible

God, Gender and the Bible

1st Edition

Deborah Sawyer, David Gunn, Gary. A Philips
July 18, 2002

Deborah Sawyer discusses this crucial yet unresolved question in the context of contemporary and postmodern ideas about gender and power, based on fresh examination of a number of texts from Hebrew and Christian scripture. Such texts offer striking parallels to contemporary gender theories (...

Racializing Jesus: Race, Ideology and the Formation of Modern Biblical Scholarship

Racializing Jesus: Race, Ideology and the Formation of Modern Biblical Scholarship

1st Edition

Shawn Kelley
May 02, 2002

Shawn Kelley's groundbreaking study shows how the major intellectual movements of the modern world, such as Orientalism and romantic nationalism, become infused with the category of race. He then traces the processes through which racially-grounded thinking has influenced modern biblical...

Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bible and Popular Culture

Knockin' on Heaven's Door: The Bible and Popular Culture

1st Edition

Roland Boer
August 12, 1999

Knockin' On Heaven's Door offers a critically sophisticated and truly interdisciplinary analysis of the relationship between biblical studies and contemporary culture.Specific biblical texts are examined in the light of cultural criticism and areas of popular culture including pornography, heavy...

The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation, and Esther

The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation, and Esther

1st Edition

Timothy K. Beal
October 30, 1997

The Book of Hiding offers a fluent and erudite analysis of the parallels between the Bible and contemporary discussions of gender, ethnicity and social ambiguity. Beal focuses particularly on the traditionally marginalised book of Esther, in order to examine closely the categories of self and other...

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and The Book

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and The Book

1st Edition

Timothy K. Beal, David Gunn
November 28, 1996

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...

Jesus Framed

Jesus Framed

1st Edition

George Aichele
May 09, 1996

Biblical Limits is a new series which brings to the traditional field of Biblical Studies literary criticism, anthropology and gender-based approaches, thus reaching new ways of understanding Biblical texts.Jesus Framed is a collection of essays on reading the gospel of Mark. It uses literary...

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