Woman's body and the Social body in Hosea

Alice A. Keefe

Keefe's analysis dismantles the androcentric and theological assumptions which have determined the dominant reading of Hosea's metaphor of Israel as the adulterous wife of God. It shows how the projection of symbolic associations of women with nature, sexual temptation and sin have anachronistically determined this metaphor as referring to Israel's apostasy in a lurid 'fertility cult'. Against this reading, Keefe's study considers Hosea 1-2 in the context of the association of sexual transgression and social violence in biblical literature; in this light, Hosea's symbol of Israel as an adulterous woman is read as a commentary upon the structural violence in Israelite society which accompanied the eighth century boom in 'agribusiness' and attendant processes of land consolidation.

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  • Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Female Fornication and Fertility Religion Chapter 3 The Fertility Cult Revisited Chapter 4 Convenant and Apostasy Chapter 5 Feminist Approaches Hosea Chapter 6 Women, Sex and Society Chapter 7 Rereading Hosea's Family Metaphor Reference List Abbreviations

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書名 Woman's body and the Social body in Hosea
著作者等 Keefe Alice A.
シリーズ名 Journal for the study of the Old Testament : supplement series
出版元 Sheffield Academic Press
刊行年月 c2001
ページ数 252 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 184127285X
1841272477
NCID BA55973110
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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