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Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion

By Caroline Blyth,Emily Colgan,Katie B. Edwards
  • ISBN Code: : 3319706691
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Religion
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This book explores the Bible’s ongoing relevance in contemporary discussions around rape culture and gender violence. Each chapter considers the ways that biblical texts and themes engage with various forms of gender violence, including the subjective, physical violence of rape, the symbolic violence of misogynistic and heteronormative discourses, and the structural violence of patriarchal power systems. The authors within this volume attempt to name (and shame) the multiple forms of gender violence present within the biblical traditions, contesting the erasure of this violence within both the biblical texts themselves and their interpretive traditions. They also consider the complex connections between biblical gender violence and the perpetuation and validation of rape culture in contemporary popular culture. This volume invites new and ongoing conversations about the Bible’s complicity in rape-supportive cultures and practices, challenging readers to read these texts in light of the global crisis of gender violence.

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  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 0310590663
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: a-survey-of-the-old-testament.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An indispensable guide for exploring the literary, historical, and theological issues behind the Old Testament. The purpose of studying the Old Testament is to understand God and his redemptive work more fully. However, this goal is complicated by the fact that it was transmitted through a very different language and culture from our own. A Survey of the Old Testament addresses background information, purpose, message, structure, and major themes of the Old Testament to help readers understand its message and relevance. Chapters introducing each major section of the Old Testament are included, as are chapters dealing with issues of interpretation, hermeneutics, theology, geography, archaeology, history, formation of the Old Testament canon, and the Old Testament's relationship to the New Testament. Features included for each book of the Old Testament: Writing of the Book Background Outline of the Book Purpose and Message Structure and Organization Major Themes Questions for Further Study and Discussion Further Reading Complete with full-color maps, photos, timelines, and charts, this widely acclaimed textbook is a useful and readable tool for undergraduate students and other readers who wish to better understand the Old Testament and God's redemptive work.

Reading Job Intertextually

By Katharine J. Dell,Will Kynes
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 0567552640
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: reading-job-intertextually.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume fills an important lacuna in the study of the Hebrew Bible by providing the first comprehensive treatment of intertextuality in Job, in which essays will address intertextual resonances between Job and texts in all three divisions of the Hebrew canon, along with non-canonical texts throughout history, from the ancient Near East to modern literature. Though comprehensive, this study will not be exhaustive, but will invite further study into connections between Job and these texts, few of which have previously been explored systematically. Thus, the volume's impact will reach beyond Job to each of the 'intertexts' the articles address. As a multi-authored volume that gathers together scholars with expertise on this diverse array of texts, the range of discussion is wide. The contributors have been encouraged to pursue the intertextual approach that best suits their topic, thereby offering readers a valuable collection of intertextual case studies addressing a single text. No study quite like this has yet been published, so it will also provide a framework for future intertextual studies of other biblical texts.

Lamentations in Ancient and Contemporary Cultural Contexts

By Nancy C. Lee,Carleen Mandolfo
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Book Code : 1589833570
  • Total of Pages : 274
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 163
  • Pdf File: lamentations-in-ancient-and-contemporary-cultural-contexts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Personal tragedy and communal catastrophe up to the present day are universal human experiences that call forth lament. Lament singersfrom the most ancient civilizations to traditional oral poets to the biblical psalmists and poets of Lamentations to popular singers across the globehave always raised the cry of human suffering, giving voice to the voiceless, illuminating injustice, or pleading for divine help. This volume gathers an international collection of essays on biblical lament and Lamentations, illuminating their genres, artistry, purposes, and significant place in the history and theologies of ancient Israel. It also explores lament across cultures, both those influenced by biblical traditions and those not, as the practices of composition, performance, and interpretation of lifes suffering continue to shed light on our knowledge of biblical lament.

The Old Testament and Ethics

By Joel B. Green,Jacqueline E. Lapsley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Book Code : 1441245677
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 389
  • Pdf File: the-old-testament-and-ethics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The acclaimed Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (DSE), written to respond to the movement among biblical scholars and ethicists to recover the Bible for moral formation, offered needed orientation and perspective on the vital relationship between Scripture and ethics. This book-by-book survey of the Old Testament features key articles from the DSE, bringing together a stellar list of contributors to introduce students to the use of the Old Testament for moral formation. It will serve as an excellent supplementary text. The stellar list of contributors includes Bruce Birch, Mark Boda, William Brown, Stephen Chapman, Daniel Harrington, and Dennis Olson.

The Unperceived Continuity of Isaiah

By James H. Charlesworth
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0567684253
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: the-unperceived-continuity-of-isaiah.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume highlights the textual evolution of the biblical book called Isaiah from the eighth to the third centuries BCE. The book was probably the most important Scripture for the Community that collected or composed the Dead Sea Scrolls; it significantly shaped the life and thoughts of John the Baptizer, Jesus, Paul, and the Evangelists. Distinguished scholars from the United States, Israel, Greece, and elsewhere discuss the continuing influence of Isaiah from antiquity to today and significantly through Jewish and Christian liturgies. With high-profile contributors including Dale Allison, Jeffrey Chadwick, James Charlesworth, and Emanuel Tov, the volume explores how the Book of Isaiah influenced Jewish and Christian texts and life for nearly three millennia. The collection develops from the insights and continuity of Isaiah itself to its relevance in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the lives of John the Baptizer and Jesus, as well as Paul's Letter to the Romans and the Intra-Canonical Gospels. This collection presents highly creative and ground-breaking scholarship focused on the origin and vital role of one of the most influential books in our culture.

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture

By Jack R. Fischel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313087342
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-jewish-american-popular-culture.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary Major Prophets

By John F. Walvoord,Roy B. Zuck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Book Code : 0830772928
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 861
  • Pdf File: the-bible-knowledge-commentary-major-prophets.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hard Truths and Amazing Grace Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel spoke words of warning, comfort, and punishment to the people of Israel in Judah and during the Babylonian Captivity. Though they faced incredible loss and persecution as they grieved the choices the Israelites made, these major prophets of the Old Testament fulfilled their role as God’s voice to a rebellious people. In this highly respected commentary, Dallas Theological Seminary scholars explore the historical and cultural background of the prophets, the literary devices they used, and what these books teach us about God’s call to us to follow Him today.

Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

By Austin Sarat
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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789737273
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 308
  • Pdf File: studies-in-law-politics-and-society.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This special issue of Studies in Law, Politics and Society contains two sections, focusing on the interaction between law and religion, together with the ways in which the law simultaneously enhances and inhibits projects of social change.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: Old Testament

By John F. Walvoord,Dallas Theological Seminary
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Book Code : 9780882078137
  • Total of Pages : 1589
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: the-bible-knowledge-commentary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

HELP FROM EXPERT SCHOLARS IN UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES • What does That verse mean? • How should I interpret this passage? • What is the significance of this word or phrase in Hebrew or Aramaic? • How do Bible-time customs help me understand the meaning of this passage? • How does the information on the author, historical background, and features of a Bible book help interpret that book? The Bible Knowledge Commentary answers these and other questions about the Scriptures, discussing all the Bible verse by verse and often phrase by phrase. In addition, maps, charts, and diagrams help you grasp the meanings of the biblical text. Unlike most others this commentary is by authors from one school - Dallas Theological Seminary. The Bible Knowledge Commentary - popular in style and scholarly in content - will deepen your understanding of God's written Word

Lamentations Through the Centuries

By Paul M. Joyce,Diana Lipton,David M. Gunn,John F. A. Sawyer
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118332644
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: lamentations-through-the-centuries.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the shortest books in the Bible, Lamentations exercises a disproportionately powerful cultural influence. As an unflinching account of the devastation wreaked by war, it has been called upon again and again by Jews, Christians, and others in their responses to catastrophes as varied as the destruction of the Jerusalem temple, the Great Fire of London, the Holocaust and 9/11. Covering two and a half millennia of liturgy and literature, theology and psychology, art, music and film, this volume explores the astonishing variety of cultural and religious responses to Lamentations, taking in the New Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yehudah Halevy, John Calvin, and Thomas Tallis, as well as the startling interpretations of Marc Chagall, Cynthia Ozick, Alice Miller, and Zimbabwean junk sculpture. Viewed through this kaleidoscope of sources, the ancient biblical text acquires a vital and resonant new life. Lamentations Through the Centuries is published within the Wiley-Blackwell Bible Commentaries series. Further information about this innovative reception-history series is available at www.bbibcomm.net

Letter to My Daughter

By Maya Angelou
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1588367517
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 769
  • Pdf File: letter-to-my-daughter.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Maya Angelou shares her path to living well and with meaning in this absorbing book of personal essays. Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. Whether she is recalling such lost friends as Coretta Scott King and Ossie Davis, extolling honesty, decrying vulgarity, explaining why becoming a Christian is a “lifelong endeavor,” or simply singing the praises of a meal of red rice–Maya Angelou writes from the heart to millions of women she considers her extended family. Like the rest of her remarkable work, Letter to My Daughter entertains and teaches; it is a book to cherish, savor, re-read, and share. “I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asian, Spanish speaking, Native Americans and Aleut. You are fat and thin and pretty and plain, gay and straight, educated and unlettered, and I am speaking to you all. Here is my offering to you.”—from Letter to My Daughter