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Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

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by Stuart Macwilliam
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Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible by Stuart Macwilliam

The Hebrew Bible offers a metaphor of marriage that portrays men and women as complementary, each with their distinct and 'natural' roles. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible draws on contemporary scholarship to critique this hetero-normativity. The book examines the methodological issues involved in the application of queer theory to biblical texts and draws on the concept of gender performativity - the construction of gender through action and behaviour - to argue for the potential of queer theory in political readings of the Bible. The central role of metaphor in reinforcing gender performativity is examined in relation to the books of Jeremiah, Hosea and Ezekiel. The book offers a radical reassessment of the relationship between biblical language and gender identity.

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Pages: 263
Size: 2.0 MB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781134945658 (DRM-PDF)

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