By Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins
The 13th quantity during this landmark sequence examines the Revelation of John throughout the different types of post-colonial proposal, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The succeed in of this quantity for that reason is going past that of such a lot feminist experiences 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 have a good time on the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they'll face up to the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement ahead of this imperial Deity who principles by way 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 now not totally condone, John's rhetoric through looking his political and social place; others will condone, if now not totally comprehend, how the Apocalypse grants convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.
Some readers may possibly reject the coercive elements of a call among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with fireplace and sulfer; others may well celebrate of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each discomfort causing upon them; nonetheless others could use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or exchange John's message. What we discover in the back of the veil should be attractive, or terrifying, or either, yet we can't sidestep our eyes: John's imaginative and prescient is just too influential this present 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 creation through Amy-Jill Levine and a entire 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