Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

1st Edition

Stuart Macwilliam

Routledge
Published September 3, 2014
Reference - 247 Pages
ISBN 9781845536732 - CAT# Y175878
Series: BibleWorld

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Summary

The Hebrew Bible offers a metaphor of marriage that portrays men and women as complementary, each with their distinct and 'natural' roles. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible draws on contemporary scholarship to critique this hetero-normativity. The book examines the methodological issues involved in the application of queer theory to biblical texts and draws on the concept of gender performativity - the construction of gender through action and behaviour - to argue for the potential of queer theory in political readings of the Bible. The central role of metaphor in reinforcing gender performativity is examined in relation to the books of Jeremiah, Hosea and Ezekiel. The book offers a radical reassessment of the relationship between biblical language and gender identity.

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