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

By Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins

The 13th quantity during this landmark sequence examines the Revelation of John in the course of the different types of post-colonial inspiration, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The succeed in of this quantity consequently is going past that of such a lot feminist reviews of Revelation, which often specialise in 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 face up to the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement sooner than this imperial Deity who ideas via patriarchal domination. Others will finish that those descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate shape from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly aspect. a few readers will comprehend, if no longer absolutely condone, John's rhetoric via looking his political and social place; others will condone, if no longer totally comprehend, how the Apocalypse gives you convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.

Some readers may possibly reject the coercive points of a decision among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with fireplace and sulfer; others might have fun of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each ache causing upon them; nonetheless others could use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or change John's message. What we discover in the back of the veil could be attractive, or terrifying, or either, yet we won't steer clear of our eyes: John's imaginative and prescient is simply too influential this present day, in our personal political weather, to not search for ourselves.

The Feminist significant other to the Apocalypse of John contains contributions through 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 advent through Amy-Jill Levine and a accomplished bibliography.

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