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By Timothy K. Beal,David Gunn

The Bible is frequently acknowledged to be one of many origin texts of Western tradition. the current quantity indicates that it is going some distance past being a spiritual textual content. The essays discover how spiritual, political and cultural identities, together with ethnicity and gender, are embodied in biblical discourse. Following the authors, we learn the Bible with new eyes: as a critic of gender, ideology, politics and tradition. We ask ourselves new questions: approximately God's physique, approximately women's position, approximately racial prejudices and concerning the politics of the written word.
Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies crosses obstacles. It questions our such a lot primary assumptions concerning the Bible. It indicates how religious study can enjoy the mainstream of Western highbrow discourse, throwing up completely new questions and supplying impressive solutions. available, enticing and relocating simply among concept and the studying of particular texts, this quantity is a thrilling contribution to modern biblical and cultural studies.

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