Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and The Book - Biblical Limits (Paperback)
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Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and The Book - Biblical Limits (Paperback)

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Paperback 312 Pages / Published: 28/11/1996
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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: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415126656
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 552 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."Tim Beal and David Gunn have edited a fine collection, highly recommended for all with interest in the promising new directions of contemporary biblical studies."
-Harold C. Washington, "Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"Lamenting the sometimes insular guild of current biblical studies, this collection of sixteen essays helps to initiate the "Biblical Limits" series - designed to bring "postmodern perspectives to the reading of familiar biblical texts "OLD TESTAMENT ABSTRACTS."
1999

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