Marginal(ized) Prospects Through Biblical Ritual and Law: Lections from the Threshold (Postcolonialism and Religions) (Paperback)

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Marginal(ized) Prospects Through Biblical Ritual and Law: Lections from the Threshold (Postcolonialism and Religions) (Paperback)

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This book follows a reader's logic of association through a series of overlapping constructs in biblical prescription of things prized and lofty--holy hair, unblemished beasts, sacred edibles, wholesome wombs, pristine precincts, esteemed ethnicities and, as unlikely as it seems, dismembered members. Thoroughly intersectional in disposition, Bernon Lee uncovers not just the precariousness of the contrived dichotomies through the identity-building sacred texts, but also the complexities and contentions of a would-be decolonizing hermeneutic bristling with its own tensions and temptations. This volume is an intertextual odyssey through law and ritual from impassioned positions fraught with ambivalence, reticence, and anxiety.

Bernon Lee is professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Bethel University, Minnesota, USA, and the author of Between Law and Narrative: The Method and Function of Abstraction.
Product Details ISBN: 9783319855653
ISBN-10: 3319855654
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: August 1st, 2018
Pages: 221
Language: English
Series: Postcolonialism and Religions