A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John

A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John

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The thirteenth volume in the series examines New Testament Apocalypitc literature through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence.The volume includes contributions by David L. Barr, Mary Ann Beavis, Greg Carey, Adela Yarbro Collins, Lynn R. Huber, Catherine Keller, John Marshall, Stephen Moore, Jorunn Okland, Hanna Stenstrom, Pamela Thimmes, and Carolyn Vander Stichele. There is an introduction by the editor and a comprehensive bibliography.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 26mm | 598.74g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0826466508
  • 9780826466501

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"This volume moves beyond the canonical materials to consider the apocrypha or extracanonical texts. Editor Levine's helpful introduction not only offers an annotated summary of each of the essays in the volume but also situates the interest in the extracanonical materials within the ongoing development of feminist scholarship." - The Bible Today"

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About Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill Levine is the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, and director of the Carpenter Program in religion, gender and sexuality in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Maria Mayo Robbins is a doctoral candidate in religious studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

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Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; Amy Jill-Levine Introduction; John W. Marshall Gender and Empire: Sexualized Violence in John's Anti-Imperial Apocalypse; Hanna Stenstrom 'They have not defiled themselves with women...' Christian identity according to the Book of Revelation; David L. Barr Women in Myth and History: Deconstructing John's Characterizations; Pamela Thimmes 'Teaching and Beguiling My Servants': The Letter to Thyatira (Rev. 2.18-29); Jorunn Okland Why Can't the Heavenly Miss Jerusalem Just Shut Up?; Catherine Vander Stichele Re-membering the Whore: The Fate of Babylon According to Revelation 17.16; Adela Yarbro Collins Feminine Symbolism in the Book of Revelation; Mary Ann Beavis Jezebel Speaks: Naming the Goddesses in the Book of Revelation; Greg Carey A Man's Choice: Wealth Imagery and the Two Cities of the Book of Revelation; Lynn R. Huber Unveiling the Bride: Revelation 19.1-8 and Roman Social Discourse; Stephen D. Moore Hypermasculinity and Divinity; Catherine Keller Ms.Calculating the Endtimes: Additions and Conversation; Bibliography.

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