Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible

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Ken Stone
A&C Black, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 250 pages
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Essays exploring and explaining how 'queer' reading makes a difference to biblical exegesis. As with feminism, theoretical questions arise such as whether such readings are characterized by certain questions or can only legitimately be done by gay or lesbian readers. The contributors are drawn from a range of backgrounds and a variety of interests--Jewish, Christian, agnostic, male, female, heterosexual, gay and lesbian--and mostly concentrate on individual passages and books. But the volume also contains some theoretical reflections, and it ends with three +critical responses' from scholars with interdisciplinary interests on the place of queer read-ing of the Bible in broader contexts. A book for anyone interested in contemporary issues of bible interpretation or in queer theory generally.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
THEODORE w JENNINGS
36
ROLAND BOER
75
LORI ROWLETT
106
KEN STONE
116
MONA WEST
140
MICHAEL CARDEN
152
TIMOTHY R KOCH
169
TATSIONG BENNY LIEW
182
DANIEL T SPENCER
193
SCHNEIDER
210
Bibliography
228
Index of References
245
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About the author (2001)

Ken Stone is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois. A Lambda Literary Award winner, he is author of Sex, Honor and Power in the Deuteronomistic History (Sheffield) and editor of Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible (Sheffield/Pilgrim).