• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters - Biblical Refigurations (Hardback)
  • Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters - Biblical Refigurations (Hardback)
zoom

Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters - Biblical Refigurations (Hardback)

(author)
£61.00
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 24/10/2013
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

The senses are used within New Testament texts as instruments of knowledge and power and thus constitute important mediators of cultural knowledge and experience. Likewise, those instances where sensory faculty is perceived to be 'disabled' in some way also become key sites for ideological commentary and critique. However, often biblical scholarship, itself 'disabled' by eye-centric and textocentric 'norms', has read sensory-disabled characters as nothing more than inert sites of healing; their agency, including their alternative sensory modes of communication and resistance to oppression, remain largely unaddressed. In response, Louise J. Lawrence seeks to initiate a variety of interdisciplinary dialogues with disability studies and sensory anthropology in a quest to refigure characters with sensory disabilities featured in the gospels and provide alternative interpretations of their conditions and social interactions. In each instance the identity of those stigmatised as 'other' (according to particular physiological, social and cultural 'norms') are recovered by exploring ethnographic accounts which document the stories of those experiencing similar rejection on account of perceived sensory 'difference' in diverse cross-cultural settings. Through this process these 'disabled' characters are recast as individuals capable of employing certain strategies which destabilize the stigma imposed upon them and tactical performers who can subversively achieve their social goals.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199590087
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 209 x 141 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

The SPCK Bible Atlas
Added to basket
Mark's Gospel (NIV)
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
Confessions
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Bible
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
NIV Bible Handbook
Added to basket
New Catholic Bible
Added to basket
A Dictionary of the Bible
Added to basket
Lost Scriptures
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
KJV Apocrypha Text Edition KJ530:A
Added to basket
Meeting God in Mark
Added to basket
Simply Jesus
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Sign And The Seal
Added to basket
Unlocking the Bible
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Bible Book
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.