By Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins
The 13th quantity during this landmark sequence examines the Revelation of John during the different types of post-colonial inspiration, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The achieve of this quantity hence is going past that of so much feminist experiences of Revelation, which often concentrate on the feminine imagery: the Thyatiran prophet known 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 fun on the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they are going to withstand the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement earlier than this imperial Deity who ideas by means of 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 totally condone, John's rhetoric by means of looking his political and social place; others will condone, if no longer absolutely comprehend, how the Apocalypse grants convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.
Some readers may perhaps reject the coercive features of a call among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with fireplace and sulfer; others could celebrate of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each soreness causing upon them; nonetheless others could use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or substitute John's message. What we discover at the back of the veil might 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 day, in our personal political weather, to not search for ourselves.
The Feminist spouse 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 via Amy-Jill Levine and a accomplished bibliography.
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A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John (Feminist Companion to the New Testament) by Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins