By Beth Hawkins Benedix (eds.)

This assortment seeks to fill the interdisciplinary area that addresses while, why, and the way writers strategically reference the Bible for subversive or re-evaluative reasons. It explores the explicit biblical items used this subversion, and why they're used, near to many modern sources.

Show description

Read Online or Download Subverting Scriptures: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Bible PDF

Similar sacred writings books

Illuminating Leviticus: A Study of Its Laws and Institutions in the Light of Biblical Narratives

The beginning of legislation within the Hebrew Bible has lengthy been the topic of scholarly debate. till lately, the historico-critical methodologies of the academy have yielded unsatisfactory conclusions in regards to the resource of those legislation that are woven via biblical narratives. during this unique and provocative research, Calum Carmichael -- a number one student of biblical legislations and rhetoric -- means that Hebrew legislations was once encouraged by way of the research of the narratives in Genesis via 2 Kings.

Israel's Prophetic Tradition: Essays in Honour of Peter R. Ackroyd

This winning quantity of essays by means of exotic students not just makes a contribution to the examine of previous testomony prophets but in addition summarizes scholarship in a fashion fairly applicable to scholars, giving entry to fabric to be had in a different way purely in different languages or in journals tricky to procure.

Mitzvoth ethics and the Jewish Bible: the end of Old Testament theology

Ratheiser's learn offers the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological method of the Jewish bible and offers with the elemental steps of an alternate paradigmatic viewpoint at the biblical textual content. the writer seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical methods to the Jewish bible.

Rhetorical Criticism: Context, Method, and the Book of Jonah

Introduces a fashion of interpreting and reading biblical literature

Additional resources for Subverting Scriptures: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Bible

Sample text

Thus, there is a contrast between these psalms and others that cry out in lamentation, asking “how long” and pleading for God to heed the people’s plight and save them. Although Wiesel’s song has more in common with the latter, Ani Maamin is also a new song, one sung not only to God but Face to Face 49 also to humanity. It is also new because it is related to the twin blessings received by Jacob: Wiesel’s song attests to the courageous faith of Jews who have been a blessing to all generations, because of—and at the same time in spite of—a horror-not-of-their-own-choosing.

It reads like an enthusiast’s magazine, not the inspired word of God. Gopher wood is much more poetic. ’”63 Thus the Authoritative Refuse, Realism, Retelling 35 Version comes into being. This version gains its authority not due to its authenticity but because of its author—(ostensibly) penned by God, it will come to be inscrutable, or almost so. In Not Wanted on the Voyage, the biblical account and its authors come under terrible scrutiny. This story is not that of a patriarch and his God, but of those whose lives are commandeered by them.

280. 67. Maine, 229. 68. Jeanette Winterson, The Passion (New York: Grove/Atlantic, 1987), 5, 13, 40, 69, 160. 69. 3 (Fall 2006): 389. 70. Boutros. 71. Pleins, 59. 72. Allen, 139. 73. , 139. 4 Pa rt I I Be tween Speech and S i l en ce 4 Chapter 3 Face to Face B i bl i ca l Traces i n t he Phi lo s o phy o f E l i e Wi ese l John K. Roth Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen. —Exodus 33:23 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 23 votes