Pregnant Passion

Pregnant Passion

by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589830741

ISBN-13: 9781589830745

Pub. Date: 12/12/2003

Publisher: Society of Biblical Literature

The Christian Bible is filled with intersecting dynamics of gender, human sexuality, and violence, says Kirk Duggan (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California). She presents 12 papers examining these conflicts from the perspectives of power and relational conflict; legal and regulatory matters; and types, stereotypes, and archetypes. Specific topics include a…  See more details below

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The Christian Bible is filled with intersecting dynamics of gender, human sexuality, and violence, says Kirk Duggan (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California). She presents 12 papers examining these conflicts from the perspectives of power and relational conflict; legal and regulatory matters; and types, stereotypes, and archetypes. Specific topics include a comparison of King David and Shakespeare's Othello and their relationships to family and power; the mystification and demonization of women's bodies through (mis)readings of biblical and extrabiblical texts, and the use of the terms "virgin" and "daughter" as a female metaphor used to personify the prophetic Jerusalem. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the book and distributes the paperbound edition (ISBN 1-58983-074-1); Brill distributes the clothbound edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589830745
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
12/12/2003
Series:
Semeia Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction: Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible1
Pt. 1Passion, Power, and Relational Conflict
Love, Honor, and Violence: Socioconceptual Matrix in Genesis 3411
Slingshots, Ships, and Personal Psychosis: Murder, Sexual Intrigue, and Power in the Lives of David and Othello37
Who Wants to Marry a Persian King? Gender Games and Wars and the Book of Esther71
For and With Whom Are We Reading? Who's Pregnant and Who's Passionate?85
Pt. 2Legal and Regulatory Matters
Murder S/He Wrote? A Cultural and Psychological Reading of 2 Samuel 11-1295
Cry Witch! The Embers Still Burn117
Sex, Stones, and Power Games: A Woman Caught at the Intersection of Law and Religion (John 7:53-8:11)143
Terrorization, Sexualization, Maternalization: Women's Bodies on Trial163
Pt. 3Types, Stereotypes, and Archetypes
Some Place to Cry: Jephthah's Daughter and the Double Dilemma of Black Women in America181
Daughter Zion: Giving Birth to Redemption193
The Power and Problem of Revelation 18: The Rhetorical Function of Gender205
Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible - A Response to Part 3: Types, Stereotypes, and Archetypes221
Works Consulted235
Contributors248

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