Religion and Radicalism

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion

Biblical Perspectives

Editors: Blyth, Caroline, Colgan, Emily, Edwards, Katie (Eds.)

  • Examines diverse articulations and interpretations of gender violence and rape culture within biblical traditions
  • Features contributors from a range of disciplines
  • Highlights the ways in which the Bible plays a role in confronting and perpetuating myths and misconceptions about rape culture
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About this book

This book explores the Bible’s ongoing relevance in contemporary discussions around rape culture and gender violence. Each chapter considers the ways that biblical texts and themes engage with various forms of gender violence, including the subjective, physical violence of rape, the symbolic violence of misogynistic and heteronormative discourses, and the structural violence of patriarchal power systems. The authors within this volume attempt to name (and shame) the multiple forms of gender violence present within the biblical traditions, contesting the erasure of this violence within both the biblical texts themselves and their interpretive traditions. They also consider the complex connections between biblical gender violence and the perpetuation and validation of rape culture in contemporary popular culture. This volume invites new and ongoing conversations about the Bible’s complicity in rape-supportive cultures and practices, challenging readers to read these texts in light of the global crisis of gender violence.

About the authors

Caroline Blyth is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Auckland. Recent publications include Reimagining Delilah’s Afterlives as Femme Fatale (2017). She is co-editor of the Bible and Critical Theory journal, and founding member of the Shiloh Project, an interdisciplinary research group studying gender violence and religion.
Emily Colgan is Lecturer in Theology at Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, and contributor to the Shiloh Project.
Katie B. Edwards is Director of the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies and Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Sheffield. She is current co-editor of the Biblical Reception journal, and founding member of the Shiloh Project.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Blyth, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

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  • For Precious Girls Everywhere: Lamentations, HIV, and Precious

    Skerratt, Lu

    Pages 13-30

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  • Brother, Sister, Rape: The Hebrew Bible and Popular Culture

    Stiebert, Johanna

    Pages 31-50

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  • Queering the Virgin/Whore Binary: The Virgin Mary, the Whore of Babylon, and Sexual Violence

    Wijaya Mulya, Teguh

    Pages 51-65

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  • Rape Culture Discourse and Female Impurity: Genesis 34 as a Case Study

    Keady, Jessica M.

    Pages 67-82

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70669-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70668-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion
Book Subtitle
Biblical Perspectives
Editors
  • Caroline Blyth
  • Emily Colgan
  • Katie Edwards
Series Title
Religion and Radicalism
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70669-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70669-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70668-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 220
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