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The Aesthetics of Violence in the Prophets

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The Aesthetics of Violence in the Prophets by Julia M. O'Brien
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At the 2006 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Prophetic Texts in their Ancient Contexts section devoted a session to the theme "The Aesthetics of Violence." Participants were invited to explore multiple dimensions of prophetic texts and their violent rhetoric. The results were rich-- engaging discussion of violent images in ancient Near Eastern art and in modern film, as well as advancing our understanding of the poetic skill required for invoking terror through words. This volume collects those essays as well as others especially commissioned for its creation. As a collection, they address questions that are at once ancient and distressingly-modern: What do violent images do to us? Do they encourage violent behavior and/or provide an alternative to actual violence? How do depictions of violence define boundaries between and within communities? What readers can and should readers make of the disturbing rhetoric of violent prophets? Contributors include Corrine Carvahlo, Cynthia Chapman, Chris Franke, Bob Haak, Mary Mills, Julia O'Brien, Kathleen O'Connor, Carolyn Sharp, Yvonne Sherwood, and Daniel Smith-Christopher.

Author Biography

Julia M. O'Brien is Professor of Old Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary Chris Franke is Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the College of St. Katherine in St. Paul, Minnesota
Release date Australia
June 3rd, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
T.& T.Clark Ltd
Pages
200
Dimensions
156x234x12
ISBN-13
9780567548115
Product ID
3821022

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