By Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine
The authoritative prestige of 'Prophecy' within the Bible poses a problem to the feminist readers. This problem is sharpened by way of the common symbolism in prophetic discourse of lady, spouse, mom, harlot and using what the quantity name 'pornoprophetics'. during this assortment it's the e-book of Hosea that draws designated cognizance, yet there also are articles on sexual violence and an introductory essay on prophecy itself as a literary phenomenon. This Feminist better half deals a pointy war of words among the voice of the prophetic male and the resistance of the feminist reader. learn more... Hosea ; A reaction to "Hosea" / Carole R. Fontaine -- the feminine physique, the physique politic and the land : a sociopolitical examining of Hosea 1-2 / Alice A. Keefe -- Boxing Gomer : controlling the deviant girl in Hosea 1-3 / Yvonne Sherwood -- God is to Israel as husband is to spouse : the metaphoric battering of Hosea's spouse / Naomi Graetz -- fable and the displacement of enjoyment : Hosea 2.4-17 / Francis Landy -- Hosea 1-3, Genesis 1-4 and masculist interpretation / John Goldingay -- Marital constancy and intimacy : a view from Hosea four / Mayer I. Gruber -- i'll break your mom : the obliteration of a cultic function in Hosea 4.4-6 / Margaret S. Odell -- God as mom in Hosea eleven / Helen Schungel-Straumann -- lines of the goddess within the publication of Hosea / Marie-Theres Wacker -- The metaphorization of girl in prophetic speech : an research of Ezekiel 23 / Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes -- On prophetic propaganda and the politics of "love" : the case of Jeremiah / Athalya Brenner -- wish below the terebinths : on pornographic illustration within the Prophets : a reaction / Robert P. Carroll -- Rape as an army metaphor within the Hebrew Bible / Pamela Gordon and Harold C. Washington -- historic close to jap treaty-curses and the last word texts of terror : a research of the language of divine sexual abuse within the prophetic corpus / F. Rachel Magdalene -- Can God be relied on? : confronting the misleading God / Nancy R. Bowen
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160-71). 34 A Feminist Companion to the Latter Prophets biblical text rather than on positive representations of female positions. She concludes that although the Bible is undeniably patriarchal, there are passages in it that should and can be reinterpreted from a feminist theological perspective, so that they may appear beneficial for womanly interests. The concern about god-talk bears different results in MarieTheres Wacker's contribution. Wacker examines Traces of the Goddess in the Book of Hosea'.
Odell discusses a difficult passage along lines similar to Gruber's. Who is the figure referred to by the appellation 'your mother', invoked in the passage? Odell considers the possibility that the 'mother' is the cultic superior of the addressed priest, and that this superior carries an honorific, official, maternal title. Odell reminds us that 'mother' is applied to Corner too, again with fertility and cult associations. She suggests that the 'mother' functioned as leader within a Baalized Yahwistic context.
15-24). However, no other prophet was commanded to make quite so long-term and distressing a commitment as was Hosea when told to wed a 'woman of harlotry'. Such scandalous behavior on the part of a Hebrew prophet seems so inconceivable to some that a few scholars have attempted to give the events recounted in Hosea 1-3 an entirely allegorical meaning. However, since we see the family as an acceptable arena for symbolic actions in the other prophets, there is little reason to allegorize Hosea's reports.
A Feminist Companion to the Bible the Latter Prophets (The Feminist Companion to the Bible Series, No. 8) by Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine