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Speaking of Gods in Figure and Narrative

Authors: Westbrook, D.

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Speaking of Gods analyzes the figurative-narrative creation of gods, their heavenly abodes, and behaviors, reaching back to the beginning of history in Sumer, Babylon, Egypt, Persia and Greece, and continuing through the figures and narratives of a biblical tradition that includes the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur'an.

About the authors

DEEANNE WESTBROOK Professor Emerita of English at Portland State University. She is the author of Ground Rules: Baseball and Myth and Wordsworth's Biblical Ghosts and has published articles on the Romantic poets and prose writers, mythology, baseball literature, and the Bible.

Reviews

"A brilliant strategy - to read the narratives of the gods as linguistic embodiments of limit-questions. This is a remarkable book. The author coaxes insight and mystery from a wide range of classical scriptures and contemporary literature - all the while engaging opposing as well as supportive arguments for her claims. Graced with elegant writing and touched with irony and occasional humor, this book can elicit wonder as well as appreciation." - Mary Gerhart, Professor of Religious Studies Emerita, Hobart and William Smith College


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Westbrook, Deeanne

    Pages 1-16

  • In the Beginning: Time and the Figurative Forms of Creation

    Westbrook, Deeanne

    Pages 17-29

  • End-Times and Doom-Eagerness

    Westbrook, Deeanne

    Pages 31-48

  • The Power and the Glory: Divine Combatants, Heavenly Hosts, and Holy War

    Westbrook, Deeanne

    Pages 49-68

  • All in the Family: The Secret Sex Lives of Gods

    Westbrook, Deeanne

    Pages 69-88

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-11767-9
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Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-10811-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-29101-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Speaking of Gods in Figure and Narrative
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Deeanne Westbrook
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11767-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230117679
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10811-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29101-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 249
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