Focusing on writers who approach the Bible as a source that is both instructive and dangerous, Subverting Scriptures seeks to provide an academic analysis of cultural biblical saturation at a time when measured voices are necessary to counterbalance politically motivated religious rhetoric. Using as its point of departure the current political landscape – where the Bible is drawn on freely and unabashedly without critical reflection to legitimate and justify all manner of agendas – the contributors in this collection engage the Bible in new, imaginative, and critical ways, in the hopes of creating a new space for dialogue.
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Focusing on writers who approach the Bible as a source that is both instructive and dangerous, Subverting Scriptures seeks to provide an academic analysis of cultural biblical saturation at a time when measured voices are necessary to counterbalance politically motivated religious rhetoric. Using as its point of departure the current p...
other books by Beth Hawkins Benedix
Paperback|Jan 15 2002
Paperback|Apr 13 2009
Paperback|Feb 2 2010
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ISBN - 10:0230610692
ISBN - 13:9780230610699
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Table of Contents
PART I: SETTING THE STAGE: WHAT IS SUBVERSIVE SCRIPTURE? * Jay Twomey / Walking the (Damascus Road) line: The Irony of Appropriation in Johnny Cash’s Man in White * Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg / Refuse, Realism, and Retelling: Literal and Literary Takes on Noah’s Ark * PART II: BETWEEN SPEECH AND SILENCE * John Roth / Face to Face: Biblical Traces in the Philosophy of Elie Wiesel * John Felstiner / Mother Tongue, Holy Tongue: On Translating and Not Translating Paul Celan * PART III: REVOLUTION, REBELLION, LIBERATION * Qiuyi Tan / Literary Hijackings: Between the Book of Isaiah and The Handmaid’s Tale * Anna Hartnell / Exodus and redemption in Toni Morrison’s Paradise: a magical encounter with the Bible * Ellin Jimmerson / In the Beginning—Big Bang: The Issue of Violence in Ernesto Cardenal’s Cosmic Canticle * PART IV: VIOLENCE, POWER, PROPHECY * Beth Hawkins Benedix / Babel Revisited: Kafka and Pinter Critique the Covenant * Ranen Omer-Sherman / Masters, Slaves, and the Implacable Deity of the Wilderness in Simone Zelitch’s Moses in Sinai * David Hall / The Modern Day Followers of the Lamb: The Rhetoric of Suffering and the Politics of Identity in The Left Behind Series * Shaul Magid / Subversion as Return: Scripture, Dissent, and Renewal in Contemporary Judaism