BN.com Gift Guide

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and the Book / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$44.45
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 96%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $37.11   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415126656
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Biblical Limits Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Opening: Cracking the Binding 1
1 Shifting the Blame: God in the Garden 16
2 The Problem of the Body for the People of the Book 34
3 The Hebrew God and His Female Complements 56
4 Oedipus Wrecks: Moses and God's Rod 72
5 Woman Wisdom and the Strange Woman: Where is Power to be Found? 85
6 Woman and the Discourse of Patriarchal Wisdom 116
7 Imagination, Method, and Murder: Un/Framing the Face of Post-Exilic Israel 132
8 The Problem with Pagans 153
9 Assuming the Body of the Heir Apparent: David's Lament 164
10 Utopia and Pornography in Ezekiel: Violence, Hope, and the Shattered Male Subject 175
11 "An Imaginary and Desirable Converse": Moses and Monotheism as Family Romance" 184
12 Transference and Tact in Biblical Studies 208
13 Margins of Lamentation, Or, The Unbearable Whiteness of Reading 219
14 A Postscript to the Book: Authenticating the Pseudepigrapha 232
15 What Does the Bible Say?: A Question of Text and Cannon 242
Bibliography 262
Index of Authors 277
Index of Subjects 281
Index of Ancient Sources 287
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)