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A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John (Feminist by Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins PDF

By Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins

ISBN-10: 0826466508

ISBN-13: 9780826466501

ISBN-10: 0826466516

ISBN-13: 9780826466518

The 13th quantity during this landmark sequence examines the Revelation of John during the different types of post-colonial inspiration, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The achieve of this quantity accordingly is going past that of such a lot feminist stories of Revelation, which often concentrate on the feminine imagery: the Thyatiran prophet referred to as 'Jezebel', the 'Woman Clothed with the Sun', the 'Whore of Babylon', and the 'Bride'/the 'Heavenly Jerusalem'. The symbols of Revelation stay open and interpetations proceed. a few readers will refuse to have a good time on the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they are going to withstand the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement prior to this imperial Deity who ideas by way of patriarchal domination. Others will finish that those descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate shape from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly element. a few readers will comprehend, if now not totally condone, John's rhetoric by way of looking his political and social situation; others will condone, if now not absolutely comprehend, how the Apocalypse gives you convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.

Some readers may possibly reject the coercive points of a call among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with fireplace and sulfer; others may possibly celebrate of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each discomfort causing upon them; nonetheless others could use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or exchange John's message. What we discover in the back of the veil will be appealing, or terrifying, or either, yet we won't ward off our eyes: John's imaginative and prescient is simply too influential at the present time, in our personal political weather, to not search for ourselves.

The Feminist spouse to the Apocalypse of John comprises contributions by way of David L. Barr, Mary Ann Beavis, Greg Carey, Adela Yarbro Collins, Lynn R. Huber, Catherine Keller, John Marshall, Stephen Moore, Jorunn Økland, Hanna Stenström, Pamela Thimmes, and Carolyn Vander Stichele. there's an creation through Amy-Jill Levine and a finished bibliography.
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