Unprotected Texts

Author: Jennifer Wright Knust
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062010824
Format: PDF, ePub
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“An explosive, fascinating book that reveals how the Bible cannot be used as a rulebook when it comes to sex. A terrific read by a top scholar.” —Bart Ehrman, author of Misquoting Jesus Boston University’s cutting-edge religion scholar Jennifer Wright Knust reveals the Bible’s contradictory messages about sex in this thoughtful, riveting, and timely reexploration of the letter of the gospels. In the tradition of Bart Erhman’s Jesus Interrupted and John Shelby Spong’s Sins of Scripture, Knust’s Unprotected Texts liberates us from the pervasive moralizing—the fickle dos and don’ts—so often dictated by religious demagogues. Knust’s powerful reading offers a return to the scripture, away from the mere slogans to which it is so often reduced.

Kultmetaphorik und Christologie

Author: Christian Eberhart
Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek
ISBN: 9783161518829
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Welche christologischen und soteriologischen Vorstellungen wurden im Neuen Testament mit der Bezeichnung Jesu als Opfer und der Rede von Suhne vermittelt? Weit verbreitet ist derzeit die Auffassung, es gehe um Jesu stellvertretenden Suhnetod. Diese Motive bereiten heutzutage nicht nur Verstandnisprobleme. Viele finden sie anstossig, da sich mit ihnen problematische Vorstellungen wie gewaltsame Totung und das Bild eines strafenden Gottes zu verbinden scheinen. Christian A. Eberhart untersucht mittels detaillierter traditionsgeschichtlicher Studien kultische Metaphern und Redewendungen des Neuen Testaments vor dem Hintergrund alttestamentlicher und fruhjudischer Texte zu Opferritualen. Er zeigt unter anderem, dass sich das Opfermotiv im Neuen Testament nicht allein auf Jesu Tod, sondern auch auf dessen Leben und gesamte Mission bezieht. Ausserdem ist kultische Suhne durch die Vorstellung eines stellvertretenden Todes nicht angemessen beschrieben; sie assoziiert vielmehr ein Heilsgeschehen auf der konzeptionellen Grundlage kultischer Reinigung und Weihe.

The Oxford Handbook of Theology Sexuality and Gender

Author: Adrian Thatcher
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191641103
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. Not merely contentious and pervasive topics, sexuality and gender have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in the area. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores key methodological approaches, concepts, and issues, as well as current controversies within various denominations. Selected essays draw on reason as a distinct source of theology, discussing evolutionary biology and behavioural genetics, psychology, anthropological research, philosophical research, and queer theory. It examines the history of in theologies of sexuality and gender, with close analysis of the Bible and the Christian tradition. The final section considers theology in relation to different expressions of sexual identities. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.

Womanist Interpretations of the Bible

Author: Gay L. Byron
Publisher: SBL Press
ISBN: 0884141845
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Expand the discourse and open the spheres of engagement to include new voices of scholars and bold, innovative interpretive approaches This edited volume brings together cross-generational and cross-cultural readings of the Bible and other sacred sources by including scholars from the Caribbean, India, and Africa who have not traditionally fit into the narrow U.S., African American paradigm for understanding womanist biblical interpretation. The volume engages the reader in a wide range of interdisciplinary methods and perspectives, such as gender and feminist criticism, social-scientific methods, post-colonial and psychoanalytical theory that emphasize the inherently intersectional dynamics of race, ethnicity, and class at work in womanist thought and analysis. Features Topics include the Black Lives Matter movement, domestic violence, and AIDS, while at the same time uncovering the roles of children, women, and other marginalized persons in biblical narratives Coverage of Hebrew Bible and New Testament texts, as well as Ifa spiritual narratives, Hindu scripture, and Ethiopic texts Responses from four respected womanist and feminist critics: Katherine Doob Sakenfeld, Emilie Townes, Layli (Phillips) Maparyan, and Sarojini Nadar

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies

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ISBN: 019983699X
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As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OEBGS) is the go-to source for scholars and students undertaking original research in the field. Extending the work of nineteenth and twentieth century feminist scholarship and more recent queer studies, the Encyclopedia seeks to advance the scholarly conversation by systematically exploring the ways in which gender is constructed in the diverse texts, cultures, and readers that constitute "the world of the Bible." With contributions from leading scholars in gender and biblical studies as well as contemporary gender theorists, classicists, archaeologists, and ancient historians, this comprehensive reference work reflects the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the field and traces both historical and modern conceptions of gender and sexuality in the Bible. The two-volume Encyclopedia contains more than 160 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words. Each entry includes bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, as well as a topical outline and index to aid in research. The OEBGS builds upon the pioneering work of biblically focused gender theorists to help guide and encourage further gendered discussions of the Bible.

How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind

Author: Kent Blevins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872970
Format: PDF
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Does reading the Bible sometimes leave you confused? Do you have difficulty seeing the relevance of the Bible to modern concerns or to important issues in your life? Do you believe Bible reading and intellectual inquiry are mutually exclusive? This book explores how the Bible can serve as a resource for discovering truth. It provides a method that accepts and incorporates the knowledge gained from modern scholarship while also recognizing that truth-discovery is a personal, multifaceted journey. It honors the integrity of Scripture while remaining open to insight from additional truth-sources. In exploring what we mean when we speak of the Bible's authority, it is honest about the challenges presented to modern readers by the cultural chasm separating the biblical writers from today's world. How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind shows how the Bible can be read with full engagement of both mind and heart.

A Christian Guide to Liberating Desire Sex Partnership Work and Reproduction

Author: Thia Cooper
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319708961
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What is good sex from the perspective of liberation theology? Thia Cooper argues that sex can be a way to know God. God created humans with a desire to be in relation with each other. From this understanding, sexual desire, sex, and partnerships are re-imagined positively. Good sex is enjoyable and mutual, an aspect of communion. Good sexual relationships share power, empower the participants, and the wider community. From the perspective of liberation theologies and an analysis of biblical texts, the Christian tradition, and the reality of our sexual experience, this book reframes theologies of partnership, sex work, and reproduction through the celebration of desire and sex.

Fr hj dische Schriften

Author: Eileen Schuller
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170324977
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Als "Bücher am Rande der Bibel" werden die Schriften, die im Judentum der hellenistisch-römischen Zeit entstanden sind, oft gering geschätzt - oder als "Verschluss-Sache" mit Enthüllungspotenzial verzerrend überschätzt. De facto geht es dabei um Literatur, die "im Kontext der Bibel" entstanden ist, d. h. sich auf ein entstehendes Korpus von bereits normativ werdenden Schriften bezieht. Vorgefundene Konzepte, darunter auch Konstruktionen des Geschlechterverhältnisses, werden kreativ neuformiert. Der vorliegende Band sichtet eine Auswahl dieser frühjüdischen Schriften unter Genderperspektiven, geht auf die weiblichen Gründungsfiguren Israels und ihre Rezeption in unterschiedlichen Texten ein und analysiert mit Werken von Philo und Josephus sowie den Qumranschriften auch umfangreichere Textkorpora auf genderspezifische Fragen hin.

Singleness and the Church

Author: Jana Marguerite Bennett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190462639
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Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness remains an often overlooked oddity in American culture and in Christian communities. Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggest, but this does not seem to be the case. In this exciting new book, Jana Marguerite Bennett examines a variety of usually forgotten models of singleness: the never-married, the casually uncommitted, the committed but unmarried, the same-sex attracted, the widowed, the divorced, and the single parent. Each chapter in Singleness and the Church takes one of these models and considers the cultural commentary, Christian debate, and a holy guide-figures like Paul, Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Dorothy Day -in order to offer a new perspective on singleness, the church, and what it means to be a single Christian disciple. In Singleness and the Church, Bennett provides a fresh new theology of single life, a starting point for restoring singleness, in all its amazing varieties, to its rightful place in Christian tradition.