Read e-book online A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John (Feminist PDF

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 suggestion, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The achieve of this quantity accordingly is going past that of such a lot feminist reports of Revelation, which regularly 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 celebrate on the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they're going to withstand the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement earlier 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 now not totally condone, John's rhetoric via looking his political and social position; others will condone, if no longer totally comprehend, how the Apocalypse promises convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.

Some readers could reject the coercive elements of a call among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with hearth and sulfer; others may possibly celebrate 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 at the back of the veil might be appealing, or terrifying, or either, yet we can't keep away from our eyes: John's imaginative and prescient is simply too influential at the present time, 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 via Amy-Jill Levine and a accomplished bibliography.

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