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Split Personality: Reconciling Justice with Mercy

James L. Crenshaw

in Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195140026
eISBN:
9780199835607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140028.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The tension between justice and mercy within God gave rise to stories illustrating YHWH’s desire to let compassion prevail, although not always. Genesis 18–19 has Abraham plead with God to spare the ... More


Sodom: Generosity‐Based Justice (18:1–19:29): Abraham's Generosity: A Basis for Justice (Chap. 18)The Rescue of Lot: Justice as Generous (19:1–29)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

God's wondrous life‐giving visit to Abraham and Sarah at Mamre (Genesis 18) is the counterpoint to God's fiery destruction of two cities (19:1–29). The catastrophe is attributed to God, but the ... More


The Changing Face of Sodom, Part I: The Latin Tradition

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapters 4 and 5 constitute another pair of chapters, but this time the argument is that critics have been premature in finding evidence of same‐sex activity. Chapter 4 begins with a review of the ... More


The Changing Face of Sodom, Part II: The Vernacular Tradition

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter constitutes a comprehensive investigation of the extant references to Sodom in Old English texts, except for Genesis A which is considered in Chapter 6. It divides these allusions into ... More


Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh

Lowell Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275205
eISBN:
9780823277247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275205.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Sodomscape presents a fresh understanding of Lot’s wife in the reception history of the Sodom story. Premodern biblical cultures found in the scene of abortive flight a monitory sign of improvident ... More


Human, All Too Human Rights: Humanitarian Ethics and the Annihilation of Sodom and Gomorrah

Orna Ben-Naftali

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Our ideas of justice, core humanitarian principles, and the foundations of human rights are not merely traceable to Biblical narratives, but also endow them with their enduring quality. Thus, it may ... More


Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Moira Fradinger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book exposes the relation between literary imagination, autonomous politics, and violence through the close analysis of literary texts—in particular Sophocles' Antigone, D. A. F. de Sade's 120 ... More


Introduction

Martin Harries

in Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory


Hollywood Sodom

Martin Harries

in Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The film's vivid rendering of the punishment of Lot's wife (Hildegarde Watson) encapsulates the figure's combination of damaging retrospection and dangerous spectatorship. Isolating Lot's wife as a ... More


Literature, Violence, and Politics

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to review literary works that represent violence as binding a political community together when its borders are in crisis; ... More


Sade's Text and Sade's Times

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines D. A. F. de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom, which is described as the story of a secret political bonding framed by war. It considers its history as well as various interpretations of ... More


The Libertine Alliance: No Ordinary Pact in Times of War

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the initial contract that frames D. A. F. de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom. It argues that its rite of membership (a marriage pact) operates against exchange, which is why it ... More


Dio Chrysostom, Synesius, and Julius Solinus

Joan E. Taylor

in The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199554485
eISBN:
9780191745911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554485.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

Dio Chrysostom wrote about the Essenes in a lost work, Getica. This is known only from one small comment in the work of Synesius. However, it is very important in that it is an independent source on ... More


Who Weeps for the Sodomite?

Kent L. Brintnall

in Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277513
eISBN:
9780823280483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277513.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines pro-LGBT readings of the Sodom and Gomorrah story (Genesis 19) in light of Lee Edelman’s argument from No Future concerning the constitutive antagonism that founds and funds the ... More


Monumental-Filme

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Count Kolowrat was inspired to produce Sodom undGomorrha after viewing D. W. Griffith’s Intolerance.Doraine was cast as the lead, but after a series of arguments, she left Kertész and the picture ... More


Where Fair Strangers Abound

William C. Carter

in Proust in Love

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108125
eISBN:
9780300134889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108125.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter narrates the many relationships and acquaintances of Marcel Proust that would help in the building and formulation of his novel. It begins with the young men he befriended during his ... More


Looking Back to Look Forward: Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1–22:24)

Gwynn Kessler

in Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814720127
eISBN:
9780814785249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814720127.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter provides a queerly interpretation of Parashat Vayera, a part in Genesis which connotes the importance of vision. Although vision provides a powerful leitmotif running through the ... More


Translating Sodom

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on a series of illuminated manuscripts known as the Bibles moralisées, which were produced for members of the French royal family between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. ... More


The First Sodomite

Robert Mills

in Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the myth of Orpheus as it was mediated in medieval culture, with particular reference to Ovid’s discussion of Orpheus’s turn to “tender males” following his loss of Eurydice ... More


Rochester and Oldham: ‘High Rants in Profaneness’

Raman Selden

in Reading Rochester

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853230380
eISBN:
9781846317644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317644.011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Rochester as the poetic mentor of English poet John Oldham. Oldham wrote a pastoral elegy after Rochester died on July 26, 1680. Rochester created poems wherein he develops an ... More


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