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Battered Love (Overtures to Biblical Theology)

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Publisher Comments:

Weems's pioneering study explores the puzzling ways in which the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion, and conventional commitment often became associated with battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of women. She wrestles with the prophets' rhetoric and sexual metaphors to uncover Israelite social structures, asking, What is implied about women, men, and God by the language that the prophets use to describe the covenant between Yahweh and Israel? This provocative work by a leading African American biblical scholar delves deeply into issues of intimacy and power, violence and control, seduction and betrayal, and is a searing indictment of the axial points of Israelite religion-its covenantal and prophetic traditions-and their authority today.

Synopsis:

Weems' pioneering study explores the puzzling ways in which the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion and covenantal commitment became associated with battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of women.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-147) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780800629489
Author:
Weems, Renita
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Location:
Minneapolis :
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Women in the bible
Subject:
Theology - Feminine
Subject:
Sex in the bible
Subject:
Violence in the Bible.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Judaism - Theology x
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Series:
Overtures to biblical theology
Series Volume:
104-143
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.48x4.68x.45 in. .56 lbs.

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