Renita Weems's Battered Love (Overtures to Biblical Theology): Marriage, PDF

By Renita Weems

ISBN-10: 0800629485

ISBN-13: 9780800629489

Weems's pioneering research explores the complicated ways that the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion, and traditional dedication usually turned linked to battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of girls. She wrestles with the prophets' rhetoric and sexual metaphors to discover Israelite social buildings, asking, "What is implied approximately girls, males, and God through the language that the prophets use to explain the covenant among Yahweh and Israel?" This provocative paintings via a number one African American biblical pupil delves deeply into problems with intimacy and tool, violence and keep watch over, seduction and betrayal, and is a searing indictment of the axial issues of Israelite religion-its covenantal and prophetic traditions-and their authority today.

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