Boek cover Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies van D. M. Gunn

Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies

Identity and The Book

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uitgever Taylor & Francis Ltd
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Aantal paginas 312 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur D. M. Gunn
Redacteur Timothy K. Beal
Co-redacteur David Gunn
Uitgever Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 567 g
Verpakking breedte 156 mm
Verpakking hoogte 234 mm
Verpakking lengte 234 mm


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.

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