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Elaine T. James

in An Invitation to Biblical Poetry

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780190664923
eISBN:
9780190664961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664923.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 5 uses the model of the three “worlds of the text” to discuss the ways that poems are always spanning the ancient world and the worlds of their readers. It advocates for the necessity of both ... More


Psalm 137 as a Site of Encounter

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

References to the famous 137th Psalm (“by the rivers of Babylon”) by colonial captives such as Mary Rowlandson, Isaac Jogues, John Williams, and Elizabeth Hanson are different from those of other ... More


Revenge on Babylon: Literalist Allegory, Scripture, Torture

Erin Runions

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257331
eISBN:
9780823261529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257331.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter analyzes the use of the Bible in torture. Boney M’s song “Rivers of Babylon”—which sets the biblical Psalm 137 to music—was played at ear-splitting volume in the attempts to break ... More


Weeping by the Water: Hydraulic Affects and Political Depression in South Korea after Sewol

Dong Sung Kim

in Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823285679
eISBN:
9780823288854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285679.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Sewol names both the senseless mass drowning of schoolchildren in a 2014 ferry disaster off the southwest coast of South Korea and its abiding affective impact on the South Korean population and ... More


Afterword: Herrick's Community, the Babylonian Captivity, and the Uses of Historicism

Achsah Guibbory

in ‘Lords of Wine and Oile’: Community and Conviviality in the Poetry of Robert Herrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604777
eISBN:
9780191729355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604777.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Poetry

This chapter analyses how poetry for Herrick and many other royalists connected to the Caroline court is political, not in the limited sense of power relations but in the sense of being concerned ... More


When Children Die: The Interplay between Value and Violence

Shawn W. Flynn

in Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198784210
eISBN:
9780191826849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784210.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter examines texts in which children experience violence. By examining childhood violence in war contexts, we see how brutal treatment is used in promotional texts for its rhetorical effect. ... More


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