Disability Studies and Biblical Literature

Hardcover | November 22, 2011

byJeremy Schipper, Candida R. Moss

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Since the emergence of disability studies over the last several decades, disability theorists have often settled for sweeping generalizations about “biblical” notions of disability. Yet, academic or critical biblical scholarship has shown that many texts involving disability in the Bible is much more nuanced than a casual reading or isolated proof texting may indicate. A primary goal of this volume is to familiarize a wide audience, including advanced students, scholars, clergy, and interested lay readers, with research on disability and the Bible done by scholars who specialize in biblical studies.

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Since the emergence of disability studies over the last several decades, disability theorists have often settled for sweeping generalizations about “biblical” notions of disability. Yet, academic or critical biblical scholarship has shown that many texts involving disability in the Bible is much more nuanced than a casual reading or is...

Jeremy Schipper is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Temple University. Candida Moss is anAssistant Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.68 × 5.69 × 0.78 inPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230338291

ISBN - 13:9780230338296

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The Nature of Barrenness in the Hebrew Bible--Joel S. Baden * The Blind, the Lame, and the Barren Shall Not Come into the House--Susan Ackerman * “Like the eunuch who does not beget”: Gender, Mutilation, and Negotiated Status in the Ancient Near East--Tracy Lemos * Sexual Disabilities in the Hebrew Bible--David Tabb Stewart * Isaiah’s Brave New World: The Disabled in Prophetic Utopian Visions--Jeremy Schipper * Whoring after Cripples: On the Intersection of Gender and Disability Imagery in Jeremiah--Rebecca Raphael * Ascription of Physical Disability as a Stigmatizing Strategy in Biblical Iconic Polemics--Saul M. Olyan * A Tale of Two Eunuchs: Isaiah 56:1-8 and Acts 8:26-40--Sarah Melcher * Sensing Jesus: The Construction of the Ideal Disciple in Mark--Candida R. Moss * ‘The Blind, Lame and Paralyzed’ (John 5:3): John’s Gospel, Disability Studies, and Postcolonial Perspectives--Warren Carter * His Feet and Ankles Were Made Strong: Signs of Character in the Man Lame from Birth--Mikeal C. Parsons * Paul’s Disability: The Thorn in his Flesh--Adela Yarbro Collins * In Sickness and in Health: Ancient ‘Rituals of Truth in the Greco-Roman World and 1 Peter-- Meghan Henning * “The Punishment of the Devil was Apparent in the Torment of the human Body”: Epilepsy in Ancient Christianity--Nicole Kelley