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 inspiration, deconstruction, ethics, Roman social discourse, masculinization, virginity, and violence. The achieve of this quantity for this reason is going past that of so much feminist stories of Revelation, which regularly specialize in 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're going to face up to the (masochistic? infantile?) self-abasement prior to this imperial Deity who ideas via patriarchal domination. Others will finish that those descriptions are 'only' metaphors, separate shape from substance, and worship the transcendent to which the metaphors imperfectly aspect. a few readers will comprehend, if no longer absolutely condone, John's rhetoric by way of looking his political and social situation; others will condone, if now not totally comprehend, how the Apocalypse delivers convenience to these present process persecution or deprivation.
Some readers may perhaps reject the coercive facets of a decision among spending eternity in compliment of the divine or being 'tortured' with fireplace and sulfer; others may possibly have a good time of their personal salvation whereas believing that these being tortured deserve each soreness causing upon them; nonetheless others may well use mimicry or parody or anachronistic analogy to problem, defang, or substitute John's message. What we discover at the back of the veil will be appealing, or terrifying, or either, yet we won't ward off our eyes: John's imaginative and prescient is just too influential at the present time, in our personal political weather, to not search for ourselves.
The Feminist spouse to the Apocalypse of John comprises contributions by way of 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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A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John (Feminist Companion to the New Testament) by Amy-Jill Levine,Maria Mayo Robbins