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Author Stratton, Beverly J.

Title Out of Eden : reading, rhetoric, and ideology in Genesis 2-3 / Beverly J. Stratton
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1995
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Description 1 online resource (292 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 208
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 208
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 READING AND THE GARDEN STORY; Chapter 2 KNOWING AND EXPERIENCING (IN) THE GARDEN; Chapter 3 SUBTLE RHETORIC -- WORD PLAYS IN THE GARDEN; Chapter 4 OUT OF EDEN -- IDEOLOGIES, INTERTEXTS AND DIFFERENCE; CONCLUSION; APPENDIX: TRANSLATION WITH NOTES; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors
Summary Out of Eden contributes towards conversations about interpreting scripture. Rather than adopting traditional views (creation and 'fall' or growth), this study integrates literary-critical theories and feminist scholarship to read the Genesis narrative in relation to concerns of contemporary communities. The question of how we might engage the interpretative process and the rhetorical power of texts as we live our lives 'out of Eden' is addressed. Stratton argues that the interpretration of Genesis 2-3 matters, that there are consequences for the actions we take on the basis of our interpretati
Analysis Christianity Scriptures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-282)
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Subject Bible. Genesis, II-III -- Criticism, Textual
Bible. Genesis, II-III -- Feminist criticism
Genesis (bijbelboek)
Feminist criticism.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567500152