Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins's 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 throughout the different types of post-colonial idea, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The succeed in of this quantity hence is going past that of such a lot feminist experiences of Revelation, which often concentrate on the feminine imagery: the Thyatiran prophet referred to 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 are going to face up to the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement prior to 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 element. a few readers will comprehend, if no longer absolutely condone, John's rhetoric via looking his political and social position; others will condone, if now not totally comprehend, how the Apocalypse supplies convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.

Some readers might reject the coercive features of a decision among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with hearth and sulfer; others may possibly have fun of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each discomfort causing upon them; nonetheless others may well use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or exchange John's message. What we discover at the back of the veil might be attractive, or terrifying, or either, yet we can't sidestep 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 better half to the Apocalypse of John contains contributions via 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 complete bibliography.

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