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Sacred tropes : Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an as literature and culture

Author: Roberta Sterman Sabbath
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009.
Series: Biblical interpretation series, v. 98.
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Sacred Tropes interweaves Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an essays which collectively and individually enlist literary approaches including environmental, cultural studies, gender, psychoanalytic,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Sacred books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sacred tropes.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
(DLC) 2009022350
(OCoLC)387774013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Sterman Sabbath
ISBN: 9789047430964 9047430964 1282602934 9781282602939 9004177523 9789004177529
OCLC Number: 607555098
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 534 pages).
Contents: Cover --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Dedication --
Table of Contents --
Notes on Contributors --
Preface --
General Introduction --
Part I --
Poetics --
Chapter 1 --
Introduction to Part I --
Chapter 2 --
Contemporary Readings of the Qur'an: Cruel/Compassionate? --
Chapter 3 --
If the Words Be Well Understood: Canticles and the Problematic of Spiritual Metaphor --
Chapter 4 --
Qur'an, Canon, and Literature --
Chapter 5 --
Sign, Analogy, and the Via Negativa: Approaching the Transcendent God of the Qur'an --
Chapter 6 --
Force Dynamics and the Qur'226;n: An Essay in Cognitive Qur'226;nic Poetics --
Chapter 7 --
The Function of Tropic Structures in the Fourth Gospel --
Chapter 8 --
Some Aspects of Narration in the Qur'an --
Chapter 9 --
Death and the Double: Gothic Aesthetics in Genesis 4.18211;16 --
Chapter 10 --
The Baroque Prophets: An Encounter between the Hebrew Prophets and John Donne --
Part II --
Negotiating Boundaries: Crossings and Defining the Human and the Divine --
Chapter 11- Introduction to Part II --
Chapter 12 --
Jesus Simulacrum, or the Gospels vs. "The Gospel" --
Chapter 13 --
Human --
Chapter 14 --
In Possession of the Night: Lilith as Goddess, Demon, Vampire --
Chapter 15 --
Images of Abraham and G-D in a Jewish Reading of Genesis --
Part III --
Topographies: Landscape and Body --
Chapter 16 --
Introduction to Part III --
Chapter 17 --
Timeless Texts and Modern Morals: Challenges in Islamic Sexual Ethics --
Chapter 18 --
Mary and the Marquise: Reading the Annunciation in the Romantic Rape Tradition --
Chapter 19 --
The Mesopotamian Flood Epic in the Earliest Texts, the Bible, and the Qur'an --
Chapter 20 --
Call It Magic Surgery: Possessing Members, Possessing Texts/ Circumcision and Midrash --
Chapter 21 --
The Trajectory of Hunger: Appropriation and Prophecy in the Book of Ruth --
Part IV --
Subjectivity --
Chapter 22 --
Introduction to Part IV --
Chapter 23 --
The Shaman Meets the Poet: Mar237;a Sabina and the Curative Powers of Language --
Chapter 24 --
From Haggadic Exegesis to Myth: Popular Stories of the Prophets in Islam --
Chapter 25 --
The Right to Write: Power, Irony, and Identity in the Book of Esther --
Chapter 26 --
The Book of Job and Shakespearean Subjectivity --
Chapter 27 --
Sacred Tropes: The Laugh of Abraham and the Birth of Subjectivity --
Chapter 28 --
Crossing Outlaws: The Life and Times of Jesse James and Jesus of Nazareth --
Part V --
Gift and Sacrifice --
Chapter 29 --
Introduction to Part V --
Chapter 30 --
Mary in the Qur'an: Rereading Subversive Births --
Chapter 31 --
Sarah's Gift: Gender, Agency, and the Sacred --
Chapter 32 --
What Happens When Achsah Gets Off Her Ass? Queer Reading and Judges 1:118211;15 --
Chapter 33 --
Isaac as the Lamb of God: A Hermeneutic Crux in the Re-reading of Jewish Texts --
Part VI --
Imperialism, Revolution, and Community --
Chapter 34 --
Introduction to Part VI --
Chapter 35 --
African Rewritings of the Jewish and Islamic Solomonic Tradition: The Triumph of the Queen of Sheba in the Ethiopian Fourteenth-Century Text K. Bra Nagast --
Chapter 36 --
Noah's Nakedness: Islam, Race, and the Fantasy of the Christian West --
Chapter 37 --
Supplying the Missing Body of Onesimus: Readings of Paul's Letter to Philemon --
Chapter 38 --
Revelation and Revolution: Law, Justice, and Politics in the Hebrew Bible --
Chapter 39 --
Antonin Scalia v. Jonathan Edwards: Romans 13 and the American Theology of State --
Index of Passages from Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an --
Subject Index.
Series Title: Biblical interpretation series, v. 98.
Responsibility: edited by Roberta Sterman Sabbath.

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