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A feminist companion to the apocalypse of John / edited by Amy-Jill Levine ; with Maria Mayo Robbins. [print]

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings ; 13.Publication details: London ; New York : T and T Clark, [(c)2009.Description: 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
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  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780567590992
  • 0567590992
Subject(s): Genre/Form: LOC classification:
  • BS2825.52.F465 2009
  • BS2825.52.L665.F465 2009
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Contents:
Gender and empire : sexualized violence in John's anti-imperial apocalypse John W. Marshall ; 'They have not defiled themselves with women ... ' : Christian identity according to the book of Revelation Hanna Stenstrom Women in myth and history : deconstructing John's characterizations David L. Barr ; 'Teaching and beguiling my servants' : the letter to Thyatira (Rev. 2-18-29) / Pamela Thimmes Why can't the heavenly Miss Jerusalem just shut up? / Jorunn kland Re-membering the whore : the fate of Babylon according to Revelation 17.16 Caroline Vander Stichele Feminine symbolism in the book of Revelation Adela Yarbro Collins Jezebel speaks : naming the goddesses in the book of Revelation Mary Ann Beavis A man's choice : wealth imagery and the two cities of the book of Revelation Greg Carey Unveiling the bride : Revelation 19.1-8 and Roman social discourse Lynn R. Huber Hypermasculinity and divinity Stephen D. Moore Ms. Calculating the endtimes : additions and conversation Catherine Keller.
Summary: The thirteenth volume in this landmark series examines the Revelation of John through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The reach of this volume therefore goes beyond that of most feminist studies of Revelation, which frequently focus on the female imagery: the Thyatiran prophet called 'Jezebel', the 'Woman Clothed with the Sun', the 'Whore of Babylon', and the 'Bride'/the 'Heavenly Jerusalem'. The symbols of Revelation remain open and interpetations continue. Some readers will refuse to rejoice at the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they will resist the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement before this imperial Deity who rules by patriarchal domination. Others will conclude that these descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate form from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly point. Some readers will understand, if not fully condone, John's rhetoric by seeking his political and social location; others will condone, if not fully understand, how the Apocalypse can provide comfort to those undergoing persecution or deprivation. Some readers may reject the coercive aspects of a choice between spending eternity in praise of the divine or being 'tortured' with fire and sulfer; others may rejoice in their own salvation while believing that those being tortured deserve every pain inflicting upon them; still others may use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to challenge, defang, or replace John's message. What we find behind the veil may be beautiful, or terrifying, or both, but we cannot avert our eyes: John's vision is too influential today, in our own political climate, not to look for ourselves.
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Gender and empire : sexualized violence in John's anti-imperial apocalypse John W. Marshall ; 'They have not defiled themselves with women ... ' : Christian identity according to the book of Revelation Hanna Stenstrom Women in myth and history : deconstructing John's characterizations David L. Barr ; 'Teaching and beguiling my servants' : the letter to Thyatira (Rev. 2-18-29) / Pamela Thimmes Why can't the heavenly Miss Jerusalem just shut up? / Jorunn kland Re-membering the whore : the fate of Babylon according to Revelation 17.16 Caroline Vander Stichele Feminine symbolism in the book of Revelation Adela Yarbro Collins Jezebel speaks : naming the goddesses in the book of Revelation Mary Ann Beavis A man's choice : wealth imagery and the two cities of the book of Revelation Greg Carey Unveiling the bride : Revelation 19.1-8 and Roman social discourse Lynn R. Huber Hypermasculinity and divinity Stephen D. Moore Ms. Calculating the endtimes : additions and conversation Catherine Keller.

The thirteenth volume in this landmark series examines the Revelation of John through the categories of post-colonial thought, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The reach of this volume therefore goes beyond that of most feminist studies of Revelation, which frequently focus on the female imagery: the Thyatiran prophet called 'Jezebel', the 'Woman Clothed with the Sun', the 'Whore of Babylon', and the 'Bride'/the 'Heavenly Jerusalem'. The symbols of Revelation remain open and interpetations continue. Some readers will refuse to rejoice at the dismemberment of the Woman-who-is-Babylon; they will resist the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement before this imperial Deity who rules by patriarchal domination. Others will conclude that these descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate form from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly point. Some readers will understand, if not fully condone, John's rhetoric by seeking his political and social location; others will condone, if not fully understand, how the Apocalypse can provide comfort to those undergoing persecution or deprivation. Some readers may reject the coercive aspects of a choice between spending eternity in praise of the divine or being 'tortured' with fire and sulfer; others may rejoice in their own salvation while believing that those being tortured deserve every pain inflicting upon them; still others may use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to challenge, defang, or replace John's message. What we find behind the veil may be beautiful, or terrifying, or both, but we cannot avert our eyes: John's vision is too influential today, in our own political climate, not to look for ourselves.

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