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Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies

Identity and The Book

Edited by Timothy K. Beal, David Gunn

Routledge – 1996 – 312 pages

Series: Biblical Limits

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    978-0-415-12665-6
    November 28th 1996
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    November 27th 1996

Description

The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we read the Bible with new eyes: as a critic of gender, ideology, politics and culture. We ask ourselves new questions: about God's body, about women's role, about racial prejudices and about the politics of the written word.

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies crosses boundaries. It questions our most fundamental assumptions about the Bible. It shows how biblical studies can benefit from the mainstream of Western intellectual discourse, throwing up entirely new questions and offering surprising answers. Accessible, engaging and moving easily between theory and the reading of specific texts, this volume is an exciting contribution to contemporary biblical and cultural studies.

Name: Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies: Identity and The Book (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Timothy K. Beal, David Gunn. The Bible is often said to be one of the foundation texts of Western culture. The present volume shows that it goes far beyond being a religious text. The essays explore how religious, political and cultural identities, including ethnicity and gender,...
Categories: Ancient Religions, Egyptian Religion, Christianity