The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

The Babylon Complex: Theopolitical Fantasies of War, Sex, and Sovereignty

by erin Runions

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ISBN-13: 9780823257348
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 04/03/2014
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Erin Runions is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Religious Studies at Pomona College. Her previous books are Changing Subjects: Gender, Nation, Future in Micah and How Hysterical: Identification and Resistance in the Bible and Film.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Babylon and the Crisis of Sovereignty
1. From Babel to Biopolitics: Josephus, Theodemocracy, and the Regulation of Pleasure
2. Bellicose Dreams: Babylon and Exception to Law
3. Tolerating Babel: Biopolitics, Film, and Family
4. Revenge on Babylon: Literalist Allegory, Scripture, Torture
5. Who Lives in Babylon? The Gay Antichrist as Political Enemy
6. Babelian Scripture: A Queerly Sublime Ethics of Reading
Postlude: Roads to Babel

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