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Ruth and Esther as Models for the Formation of God's People: Engaging Liberationist Critiques

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

The books of Ruth and Esther feature protagonists who are outsiders in their contexts: female, foreign, and a widow and orphan respectively. Traditional readings offer these characters as models for ... More


Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Joseph A. Marchal

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The letters of Paul are among the most commonly cited biblical texts in ongoing cultural and religious disputes about gender, sexuality, and embodiment. This book reframes these uses of the letters ... More


The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Yvonne Sherwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. A wide range of contributors—from the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, East ... More


Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets

Rhiannon Graybill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190227364
eISBN:
9780190227388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227364.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets offers an innovative approach to gender and embodiment in the Hebrew Bible. The book argues that prophecy destabilizes the category of masculinity and ... More


Final Reflections

Rhiannon Graybill

in Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190227364
eISBN:
9780190227388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227364.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This afterword offers a brief summary of the book and reflects on the significance of the findings. It is a difficult thing to be a prophet; it is a difficult thing to have a body. And to be a ... More


Exegesis as Autobiography: The Case of Guillaume De Bourges

Steven F. Kruger

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter looks at the biblical commentaries of the thirteenth-century Jew Guillaume de Bourges, converted to Christianity under the aegis of the archbishop of Bourges, Guillaume de Donjeon. By ... More


Prelude: Before and After

Joseph A. Marchal

in Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The opening prelude of Appalling Bodies establishes some of the contours for the interaction between biblical studies and queer studies in this project by briefly introducing both areas and their ... More


Touching Figures: Reaching Past Paul

Joseph A. Marchal

in Appalling Bodies: Queer Figures Before and After Paul's Letters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190060312
eISBN:
9780190060343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060312.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 further situates queer approaches to history and temporality as a way forward and out of persistent debates about whether and how the past is different from the present. These debates have ... More


The Materiality of Moses: The Prophet’s Body in Trouble

Rhiannon Graybill

in Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190227364
eISBN:
9780190227388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227364.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 offers a close reading of the body of the prophet Moses, purported to be the ideal prophet. Drawing together a series of moments from Moses’ birth to his death makes clear that prophecy at ... More


The Queer Prophetic Body

Rhiannon Graybill

in Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190227364
eISBN:
9780190227388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227364.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 5 argues that the prophetic body is a queer body. Drawing together the analysis from chapters 1–4, as well as additional readings of the prophets Jonah and Miriam, the chapter explores the ... More


Introduction

Rhiannon Graybill

in Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190227364
eISBN:
9780190227388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190227364.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The body is essential to prophecy. The body of the prophet is not simply a vessel that is filled with the prophetic word, or a channel through which prophecy passes. Instead, prophecy is staged on ... More


Old Tales in New Forms: Reflections on a Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Colleen M. Conway

in Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626877
eISBN:
9780190626907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626877.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The chapter highlights the main trajectories of the book by tracing the movement of Jael and Sisera from ancient Israel to contemporary queer theory. It also explores the use relationship of story to ... More


Judges 3 and the Queer Hermeneutics of Carnophallogocentrism

Ken Stone

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In ‘Eating Well’, Jacques Derrida uses the terms ‘carnivorous virility’ and ‘carnophallogocentrism’ to refer to a ‘schema’ that excludes women and animals from Western subjectivity and ethics. But a ... More


Can an Adulteress Save Jesus? the Pericope Adulterae, Feminist Interpretation, and the Limits of Narrative Agency

Jennifer Knust

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The pericope adulterae (John 7:53–8:11) is often interpreted as an inherently feminist story, one that validates women’s humanity in the face of a patriarchal order determined to reduce sexual ... More


Pinkwashing Paul, Excepting Jesus: The Politics of Intersectionality, Identification, and Respectability

Joseph A. Marchal

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0025
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter repurposes the critique of ‘pinkwashing’ in order to address the evasions of feminist and queer interpretations of biblical figures like Jesus and Paul. A practice highlighted within ... More


The Impossibility of Queering the Mother: New Sightings of the Virgin Mother in the ‘Secular’ State

Yvonne Sherwood

in The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198722618
eISBN:
9780191789311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0037
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In this part autobiographical essay, I explore the social consequences of the rise of the so-called ‘tender years’ doctrine coinciding with the rise in divorce. I argue that this has led to increased ... More


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