A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John

A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2010-07-05
ISBN: 0826466516
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John Book Excerpt:

An examination of New Testament Apocalyptic literature through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinisation, virginity, and violence.

Religion and Female Body in Ancient Judaism and Its Environments

Religion and Female Body in Ancient Judaism and Its Environments
Author: Géza G. Xeravits
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 3110410095
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion and Female Body in Ancient Judaism and Its Environments Book Excerpt:

The volume publishes papers read at the ninth International Conference on the Deuterocanonical Books, Budapest, 2012. The title of the conference and the issuing volume covers an, on the one hand, extremely important and, on the other hand, regrettably neglected aspect particularly of the ancient Jewish and Christian traditions. Traditional manifestations of both Judaism and Christianity are predominantly masculine theological constructions. Despite their harsh masculine orientation, however, neither Judaism nor Christianity lacks elaboration on the female principle. When an ancient author chooses female imagery in order to make his message more emphatic, the female body as such forms an integral part of their metaphors. The contributions in this volume explore this phenomenon within the literature of early Judaism, and within its broad environments.

The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation

The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation
Author: Craig Koester
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN: 0190655453
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation Book Excerpt:

The Book of Revelation holds a special fascination for both scholars and the general public. The book has generated widely differing interpretations, yet Revelation has surprisingly not been the focus of many single-volume reference works. The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation fills a need in the study of this controversial book. Thirty essays by leading scholars from around the world orient readers to the major currents in the study of Revelation. Divided into five sections-Literary Features, Social Setting, Theology and Ethics, History of Reception and Influence, and Currents in Interpretation-the essays identify the major lines of interpretation that have shaped discussion of these topics, and then work through the aspects of those topics that are most significant and hold greatest promise for future research.

Blake Gender and Culture

Blake  Gender and Culture
Author: Helen P Bruder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-10-06
ISBN: 1317321162
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blake Gender and Culture Book Excerpt:

Blake's combination of verse and design invites interdisciplinary study. The essays in this collection approach his work from a variety of perspectives including masculinity, performance, plant biology, empire, politics and sexuality.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1152
Release: 2014-10-29
ISBN: 019983699X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies Book Excerpt:

As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OEBGS) is the go-to source for scholars and students undertaking original research in the field. Extending the work of nineteenth and twentieth century feminist scholarship and more recent queer studies, the Encyclopedia seeks to advance the scholarly conversation by systematically exploring the ways in which gender is constructed in the diverse texts, cultures, and readers that constitute "the world of the Bible." With contributions from leading scholars in gender and biblical studies as well as contemporary gender theorists, classicists, archaeologists, and ancient historians, this comprehensive reference work reflects the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the field and traces both historical and modern conceptions of gender and sexuality in the Bible. The two-volume Encyclopedia contains more than 160 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words. Each entry includes bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, as well as a topical outline and index to aid in research. The OEBGS builds upon the pioneering work of biblically focused gender theorists to help guide and encourage further gendered discussions of the Bible.

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament Gender and Sexuality

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament  Gender  and Sexuality
Author: Benjamin H. Dunning
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2019-10-14
ISBN: 0190213396
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of New Testament Gender and Sexuality Book Excerpt:

Over several decades, scholarship in New Testament and early Christianity has drawn attention both to the ways in which ancient Mediterranean conceptions of embodiment, sexual difference, and desire were fundamentally different from modern ones and also to important lines of genealogical connection between the past and the present. The result is that the study of "gender" and "sexuality" in early Christianity has become an increasingly complex undertaking. This is a complexity produced not only by the intricacies of conflicting historical data, but also by historicizing approaches that query the very terms of analysis whereby we inquire into these questions in the first place. Yet at the same time, recent work on these topics has produced a rich and nuanced body of scholarly literature that has contributed substantially to our understanding of early Christian history and also proved relevant to ongoing theological and social debates. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament provides a roadmap to this lively scholarly landscape, introducing both students and other scholars to the relevant problems, debates, and issues. Leading scholars in the field offer original contributions by way of synthesis, critical interrogation, and proposals for future questions, hypotheses, and research trajectories.

Revelation An Introduction and Study Guide

Revelation  An Introduction and Study Guide
Author: Stephen D. Moore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-12-10
ISBN: 0567696790
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation An Introduction and Study Guide Book Excerpt:

This study guide explores the origins and reception history of the Book of Revelation and its continuing fascination for readers from both religious and secular backgrounds. Stephen D. Moore examines the transcultural impact Revelation has had, both within and beyond Christianity, not only on imaginings of when and how the world will end, but also on imaginings of the risen Jesus, heaven and hell, Satan, the Antichrist, and even Mary the mother of Jesus. Moore traces Revelation's remarkable reception through the ages, with special emphasis on its twentieth and twenty-first century appropriations, before resituating the book in its original context of production: Who wrote it, where, when, why, and modelled on what? The study guide culminates with a miniature commentary on the entire text of Revelation, weaving together liberationist, postcolonial, feminist, womanist, queer, and ecological approaches to the book in order to discern what it might mean for contemporary readers and communities concerned with issues of social justice.

Gospels

Gospels
Author: Mercedes Navarro Puerto,Marinella Perroni
Publsiher: SBL Press
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 1628370866
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gospels Book Excerpt:

An international collection of ecumenical, gender-sensitive interpretations In this volume of the Bible and Women Series, contributors examine how biblical studies intersects with feminist interpretive methods with regard to the Gospels. Authors examine the lives of women in Roman Palestine, named and unnamed women in the Gospels, and the role of gender in the reception of the Hebrew scriptures in the New Testament. Features: Essays by scholars from scholars from around the world An introduction and twenty essays focused on women and gender relations Coverage of power relations and ideologies within the texts and in current interpretations

Revelation

Revelation
Author: Amos Yong
Publsiher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN: 1646981995
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revelation Book Excerpt:

The book of Revelation stands as one of the most challenging and inspiring in the Christian canon. While giving rise to much unhelpful speculation, its core message of the active sovereignty of God in a hostile world has given courage and comfort throughout Christian history. In this volume, Amos Yong analyzes the message of Revelation to its earliest readers and speaks to its ongoing meaning for believers today. The volumes in the Belief series offer a fresh and invigorating approach to all the books of the Bible. Building on a wide range of sources from biblical studies and the Christian tradition, renowned scholars focus less on traditional historical and literary angles in favor of a theologically focused commentary that considers the contemporary relevance of the text. Why then, and why now are overarching questions asked throughout the volumes in the series.

Humor Resistance and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation

Humor  Resistance  and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation
Author: Sarah Emanuel
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1108757308
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humor Resistance and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation Book Excerpt:

Empire-critical and postcolonial readings of Revelation are now commonplace, but scholars have not yet put these views into conversation with Jewish trauma and cultural survival strategies. In this book, Sarah Emanuel positions Revelation within its ancient Jewish context. Proposing a new reading of Revelation, she demonstrates how the text's author, a first century CE Jewish Christ-follower, used humor as a means of resisting Roman power. Emanuel uses multiple critical lenses, including humor, trauma, and postcolonial theory, together with historical-critical methods. These approaches enable a deeper understanding of the Jewishness of the early Christ-centered movement, and how Jews in antiquity related to their cultural and religious identity. Emanuel's volume offers new insights and fills a gap in contemporary scholarship on Revelation and biblical scholarship more broadly.

Untold Tales from the Book of Revelation

Untold Tales from the Book of Revelation
Author: Stephen D. Moore
Publsiher: Society of Biblical Lit
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2014-10-31
ISBN: 1589839927
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Untold Tales from the Book of Revelation Book Excerpt:

An interlinked collection of essays representing the best of Stephen D. Moore’s groundbreaking scholarship This collection of previously published essays is a companion to The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays (2010). Chapters engage postcolonial studies, cultural studies, deconstruction, autobiographical criticism, masculinity studies, queer theory, affect theory, and animality studies—methods Moore believes present unprecedented challenges to the monochrome model of Revelation scholarship based on traditional historical-critical methods. Features: Nine essays on biblical literary criticism including two co-written with Jennifer A. Glancy and Catherine Keller Contextual introductions for each essay Annotated bibliographies

Sexual Reformation

Sexual Reformation
Author: Manitza Kotzé,Nadia Marais,Nina Müller van Velden
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 1666708135
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Reformation Book Excerpt:

Inasmuch as "sex" and "sexuality" are not words often spoken from pulpits and in academic theological circles, a vast number of utterances have been made in the name of so-called "Christian values" and "biblical views" on sex and sexuality. These are often given from moral-ethical perspectives, and seemingly very prescriptive: who should have sex with whom, when sex should take place, which purposes sex should serve--and especially, when sex is wrong. Moreover, often there is little or no recognition of the complexities surrounding human sexuality, resulting in what appears to be a blueprint for sexuality, applicable to all persons. This volume contains fourteen theological and ethical reflections by South African scholars on human sexuality, with the aim of exploring what a sexual reformation within Christian dialogue might entail. Presented in three sections--namely, systematic theological reflections, biblical reflections, and ethical reflections--the essays represent a range of topics from a variety of perspectives: Luther and marriage; sexual abuse in the Catholic Church; body theology and the sexual revolution; reproductive technologies, sexuality and reproduction; reproductive loss; hermeneutical choices and gender reformation in (South) Africa; queer engagements with "bra" Joseph; explorations on Paul and sex; rape culture and violent deities; the church's moral authority and sexual ethics; practical-theological considerations regarding infertility; empirical research on masculinities in Zambia; and the lived experience of transgender people in African Independent Churches.

The Post Apocalyptic Novel in the Twenty First Century

The Post Apocalyptic Novel in the Twenty First Century
Author: H. Hicks
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1137545844
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post Apocalyptic Novel in the Twenty First Century Book Excerpt:

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, major Anglophone authors have flocked to a literary form once considered lowbrow 'genre fiction': the post-apocalyptic novel. Calling on her broad knowledge of the history of apocalyptic literature, Hicks examines the most influential post-apocalyptic novels written since the beginning of the new millennium, including works by Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Cormac McCarthy, Jeanette Winterson, Colson Whitehead, and Paolo Bacigalupi. Situating her careful readings in relationship to the scholarship of a wide range of historians, theorists, and literary critics, she argues that these texts use the post-apocalyptic form to reevaluate modernity in the context of the new century's political, economic, and ecological challenges. In the immediate wake of disaster, the characters in these novels desperately scavenge the scraps of the modern world. But what happens to modernity beyond these first moments of salvage? In a period when postmodernism no longer defines cultural production, Hicks convincingly demonstrates that these writers employ conventions of post-apocalyptic genre fiction to reengage with key features of modernity, from historical thinking and the institution of nationhood to rationality and the practices of literacy itself.

Reading Revelation as Pastiche

Reading Revelation as Pastiche
Author: Michelle Fletcher
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 0567672719
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Revelation as Pastiche Book Excerpt:

Scholars have often read the book of Revelation in a way that attempts to ascertain which Old Testament book it most resembles. Instead, we should read it as a combined and imitative text which actively engages the audience through signalling to multiple texts and multiple textual experiences: in short, it is an act of pastiche. Fletcher analyses the methods used to approach Revelation's relationship with Old Testament texts and shows that, although there is literature on Revelation's imitative and multi-vocal nature, these aspects of the text have not yet been explored in sufficient depth. Fletcher's analysis also incorporates an examination of Greco-Roman imitation and combination before providing a better way to understand the nature of the book of Revelation, as pastiche. Fletcher builds her case on four comparative case studies and uses a test case to ascertain how completely they fit with this assessment. These insights are then used to clarify how reading Revelation as imitative and combined pastiche can challenge previous scholarly assumptions, transforming the way we approach the text.

Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts

Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts
Author: Amy Kalmanofsky
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2020-10-21
ISBN: 1725288958
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts Book Excerpt:

At the heart of many religions are sacred texts that depict or even incite sexual violence. Most of this violence is directed against women and girls. Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts opens up an informed, passionate, interfaith dialogue for scholars and activists seeking to transform social problems that impact women and girls globally. Situated within struggles toward gender equity and widespread spiritual flourishing, these essays empower religious leaders, academics, and laypersons to confront and to creatively engage with sacred texts that re-inscribe sexual violence.

Apocalyptic Ecology

Apocalyptic Ecology
Author: Micah D. Kiel
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-08-03
ISBN: 0814687830
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalyptic Ecology Book Excerpt:

The author of the book of Revelation struggled, as we do today, to live out a Christian faith in the context of an empire that trampled and destroyed the earth and its creatures. In this book, Micah D. Kiel will look at how and why Revelation was written, along with how it has been interpreted across the centuries, to come to an understanding of its potential contribution to a modern environmental ethic. While the book of Revelation is replete with images of destruction of the earth, Kiel shows readers, through Revelation’s ancient context, a message of hope that calls for the care of and respect for the environment.

The Cambridge Companion to the New Testament

The Cambridge Companion to the New Testament
Author: Patrick Gray
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN: 1108423582
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the New Testament Book Excerpt:

This Companion introduces the New Testament in its historical context, as well as critical approaches, for a non-specialist audience. It provides an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, with essays by leading scholars who presume no prior knowledge on the reader's part yet go into greater detail than a typical introductory textbook.

From Pentecost to Patmos

From Pentecost to Patmos
Author: Craig Blomberg,Darlene M. Seal,Alicia M. Duprée
Publsiher: Inter-Varsity Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 1789742633
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Pentecost to Patmos Book Excerpt:

Fully revised and updated edition. This companion volume to Craig Blomberg's widely-appreciated Jesus and the Gospels covers the rest of the New Testament, from the Acts of the Apostles to the book of Revelation. It surveys the most crucial matters of introduction in sufficient detail to provide the necessary background for correct interpretation of these New Testament texts. Mindful of the needs and interests of twenty-first-century students, the authors also deal with the structure and contents of each book, and the distinctive exegetical issues, and give pointers to contemporary application. The clear, accessible and up-to-date text includes numerous figures, maps and bibliographies. From Pentecost to Patmos enables readers to come to a better understanding of first-century Christianity and its literature that came to be treated as uniquely authoritative. This will lead to a greater appreciation of the Lord Jesus Christ, worshipped by the early church, often in hostile circumstances and in the face of difficulties remarkably similar to those the church experiences today throughout the world.

Jesus and the Subversion of Violence

Jesus and the Subversion of Violence
Author: Thomas Yoder Neufeld
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 0281067015
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and the Subversion of Violence Book Excerpt:

Asking about violence rather than peace is to come at the New Testament with a specific set of concerns growing out of a public discourse that has raised the issues of violence to new levels of urgency. While violence may not be as central a concern to the writers of the New Testament as is peace, it opens up avenues of analysis and reflection that shed important light on the New Testament. For many readers these may be unaccustomed and even troubling.

A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha

A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha
Author: Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 9780826466877
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha Book Excerpt:

The eleventh volume in this series examines New Testament Apocryphal texts, including the Acts of Paul and Thecla, the Acts of John, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Peter, the Martyrdom of Perpetua, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Acts of Andrew, the Acts of Thomas, and the Apocalypse of Peter, as well as Joseph and Asenath, the Irish apocrypha, and the Greek novels. In this diverse collection the contributors utilize a variety of approaches to explore topics such as the construction of Christian identity, the Christian martyr, heterodoxy and orthodoxy, conjugal ethics and apostolic homewreckers, trials and temptations, the rhetoric of the body, asceticism, and eroticism.