The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation, and Esther / Edition 1

The Book of Hiding: Gender, Ethnicity, Annihilation, and Esther / Edition 1

by Timothy K. Beal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415167809

ISBN-13: 9780415167802

Pub. Date: 12/11/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Book of Hiding offers a fluent and erudite analysis of the parallels between the Bible and contemporary discussions of gender, ethnicity and social ambiguity. Beal focuses particularly on the traditionally marginalised book of Esther, in order to examine closely the categories of self and other in relation to religion, sexism, nationalism, and the

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The Book of Hiding offers a fluent and erudite analysis of the parallels between the Bible and contemporary discussions of gender, ethnicity and social ambiguity. Beal focuses particularly on the traditionally marginalised book of Esther, in order to examine closely the categories of self and other in relation to religion, sexism, nationalism, and the ever-looming legacies and future possibilities of annihilation. Beal applies the critical tools of contemporary theorists, such as Cixous, Irigaray and Levinas, challenging widely held assumptions about the moral and life-affirming message of Scripture and even about the presence of God in the book of Esther. The Book of Hiding draws together a variety of different perspectives and disciplines, creating a unique space for dialogue raising new questions and reconsidering old assumptions, which is profoundly interesting and well-articulated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415167802
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/11/1997
Series:
Biblical Limits Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Dislocating Beginnings1
1Writing Out, I15
2Palimpsest29
3The Bible as Moral Literature40
4Writing Out, II50
5Finding Oneself Signed Up60
6Insomnia and a Lost Dream of Writing75
7Subversive Excesses85
8Coming Out96
In Conclusion107
Notes125
Bibliography141
Index149

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