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Woman's Body and the Social Body in Hosea

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Woman's Body and the Social Body in Hosea by Alice A. Keefe
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Keefe's analysis dismantles the androcentric and theological assumptions which have determined the dominant reading of Hosea's metaphor of Israel as the adulterous wife of God. It shows how the projection of symbolic associations of women with nature, sexual temptation and sin have anachronistically determined this metaphor as referring to Israel's apostasy in a lurid "fertility cult". Against this reading, Keefe's study considers Hosea 1-2 in the context of the association of sexual transgression and social violence in biblical literature; in this light, Hosea's symbol of Israel as an adulterous woman is read as a commentary upon the structural violence in Israelite society which accompanied the 8th century boom in "agribusiness" and attendant processes of land consolidation.

Author Biography

Alice A. Keefe is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, USA.
Release date NZ
January 17th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
254
Dimensions
156x234x13
ISBN-13
9781841272856
Product ID
1646513

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