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Sense and Stigma in the Gospels : Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters.

Author: Louise Joy Lawrence
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2013.
Series: Biblical refigurations.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The senses are used within New Testament texts as instruments of knowledge and power and thus constitute important mediators of cultural knowledge and experience. Likewise, those instances where sensory faculty is perceived to be 'disabled' in some way also become key sites for ideological commentary and critique. However, often biblical scholarship, itself 'disabled' by eye-centric and textocentric 'norms', has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Joy Lawrence
ISBN: 1299966756 9781299966758 9780191667480 019166748X
OCLC Number: 859835851
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Sense and Stigma; Embodiment and Performance; Disability Studies; Sensory Anthropology; Overview of Book; 1. Looking through a Glass Darkly: Sensing Disabilities of Biblical Studies; The Senses in Biblical Studies; Biblical Studies: A 'Sight-Centric' and 'Textocentric' Discipline; A Sensory Profiling of Biblical Studies: Disabilities and Possibilities; Language and Metaphors; Artefacts, Aesthetics, and Media of Communication; Biblical Studies: Disabilities and Possibilities. 2. Blind Spots and Metaphors: Refiguring Sightless Characters in the GospelsBlindness as a Metaphorical Tool of Rejection; Corporeal Metaphors: Illness and Disability; The Metaphor's Referent: Sightlessness, Stereotypes, and Stigma; Biographical Insights from Blind Interpreters; Transgressive Reappropriation of Blind Characters; Disabling Eye sight; Resistant Touch and More Reciprocal Relationships; Blind Spots and Metaphors: Refiguring Sightless Characters in the Gospels; 3. Sounding Out a 'Deaf-Mute': Mark 7: 31-37 as Deaf World Performance. The Silencing of the 'Deaf-Mute' in Biblical StudiesDeaf World Arts: Subverting Audism and Cultivating a 'Third Ear'; Aaron Williamson's 'Phantom Shifts'; Peter Cook and Kenny Lerner's 'I Am Ordered Now to Talk'; Sounding Out a 'Deaf-Mute'; 4. The Stench of Untouchability: Sensory Tactics of a Leper, Legion, and Leaky Woman; The Leper, Legion, and Leaky Woman as 'Untouchables'; The Stench of Untouchability; Stinking Humiliation: The Sensory Tactics of the Leper; Dirty Protest and Naked Ambition: The Sensory Tactics of Legion; Seeping Bodies: The Leaky Woman's Sensory Tactics. Untouchability and Sensory Tactics5. Sense, Seizures, and Illness Narratives: The Case of an 'Epileptic'/ 'Demon-Possessed, Boy'; Diagnosis and Exegesis: The Boy with Seizures; Medical Anthropology and Storytelling; Refiguring the Story of the Boy with Seizures: Chaos and Quest; Sense, Seizures, and Illness Narratives; Conclusion: 'Sensory-Disabled' Characters Refiguring God; Challenging the Binary: Ability and Disability; 'Sensory-Disabled' Characters Refigured; Refiguring Jesus and God; Notes; Works Cited; Index to Sense and Stigma in the Gospels; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O. PQ; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Index to Biblical and Other Ancient Texts.
Series Title: Biblical refigurations.

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Louise J. Lawrence presents provocative re-interpretations of biblical characters that have previously been sidelined and stigmatised on account of their perceived disability. She introduces  Read more...

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