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Disability studies and biblical literature

Author: Candida Moss; Jeremy Schipper; Palgrave Connect (Online Service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Disability studies and biblical literature
(NL-LeOCL)336507542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Candida Moss; Jeremy Schipper; Palgrave Connect (Online Service)
ISBN: 1137001208 9781137001207 9780199594856 0199594856
OCLC Number: 827778361
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 232 p.)
Contents: The Nature of Barrenness in the Hebrew Bible; J.S.Baden --
The Blind, the Lame, and the Barren Shall Not Come into the House; S.Ackerman --
'Like the eunuch who does not beget': Gender, Mutilation, and Negotiated Status in the Ancient Near East; T.Lemos --
Sexual Disabilities in the Hebrew Bible; D.T.Stewart --
Isaiah's Brave New World: The Disabled in Prophetic Utopian Visions; J.Schipper --
Whoring after Cripples: On the Intersection of Gender and Disability Imagery in Jeremiah; R.Raphael --
Ascription of Physical Disability as a Stigmatizing Strategy in Biblical Iconic Polemics; S.M.Olyan --
A Tale of Two Eunuchs: Isaiah 56:1-8 and Acts 8:26-40; S.Melcher --
Sensing Jesus: The Construction of the Ideal Disciple in Mark; C.R.Moss --
'The Blind, Lame and Paralyzed' (John 5:3): John's Gospel, Disability Studies, and Postcolonial Perspectives; W.Carter --
His Feet and Ankles Were Made Strong: Signs of Character in the Man Lame from Birth; M.C.Parsons --
Paul's Disability: The Thorn in his Flesh; A.Y.Collins --
In Sickness and in Health: Ancient Rituals of Truth in the Greco-Roman World and 1 Peter;M.Henning --
'The Punishment of the Devil was Apparent in the Torment of the human Body': Epilepsy in Ancient Christianity; N.Kelley. 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 / T. M. Lemos --
Sexual disabilities in the Hebrew Bible / David Tabb Stewart --
The ascription of physical disability as a stigmatizing strategy in biblical iconic polemics / Saul M. Olyan --
Whoring after cripples: on the intersection of gender and disability imagery in Jeremiah / Rebecca Raphael --
A tale of two eunuchs: Isaiah 56:1-8 and Acts 8:26-40 / Sarah J. Melcher --
"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.
Responsibility: edited by Candida R. Moss and Jeremy Schipper.

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In standard biblical interpretations the "Suffering Servant" figure in Isaiah 53 is understood as an otherwise able bodied person who suffers. Jeremy Schipper challenges this reading and shows that  Read more...

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