By Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins
The 13th quantity during this landmark sequence examines the Revelation of John in the course of the different types of post-colonial proposal, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The succeed in of this quantity as a result is going past that of so much feminist reports 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 ahead of this imperial Deity who ideas through patriarchal domination. Others will finish that those descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate shape from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly element. a few readers will comprehend, if no longer totally condone, John's rhetoric by means of looking his political and social situation; others will condone, if now not totally comprehend, how the Apocalypse grants convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.
Some readers could reject the coercive facets of a call among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with fireplace and sulfer; others may possibly celebrate of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each discomfort causing upon them; nonetheless others may perhaps use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or change John's message. What we discover at the back of the veil will be appealing, or terrifying, or either, yet we can't circumvent our eyes: John's imaginative and prescient is just too influential this day, in our personal political weather, to not search for ourselves.
The Feminist better half to the Apocalypse of John comprises 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 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