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Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, Intertexts (Hardcover)

Women and Gender in the Bible: Texts, Intersections, Intertexts By Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (Editor), Sarah Nicholson (Editor) Cover Image
By Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (Editor), Sarah Nicholson (Editor)
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This volume has its origins in a conference entitled 'Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World' (University of Glasgow, 2019), a symposium with a deliberately broad scope to encourage fresh research that might transcend already-defined categories. With responses from both emerging and established academics, as well as professionals outside the academy, this collection offers a breadth of explorations of the gendered landscapes and horizons that construct, and subvert, biblical womanhood, and its reception. Familiar figures such as Mary Magdalene, Eve, and Tamar are treated alongside unnamed women whose anonymity is revealing.

Exploring a range of performances from ritual to resistance, and from storytelling to sex work, the contributors aim to capture connections between biblical figures and their socio-political worlds, their afterlives and reworkings, and their continued resonances for today's readers and scholars of the Bible. Questions are raised about gendered status, transformation, territorialization and oppression of biblical women: the significance and complexity of their relationships within and outwith the texts that both constitute their confinements and provoke new lineages.

Women and Gender in the Bible offers challenging perspectives on our understanding of how we can establish creative transactions between ancient patriarchal cultures and modern post-industrial cultures via counter-readings, misreadings and outraged readings. Casting off the intolerable weight of hundreds of years of androcentric reception is both a starting point and an ultimate goal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781914490071
ISBN-10: 191449007X
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd
Publication Date: December 2nd, 2021
Pages: 262
Language: English