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Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets

Battered Love: Marriage, Sex, and Violence in the Hebrew Prophets

by Renita J. WeemsRenita J. Weems
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Weems's pioneering study explores the puzzling ways in which the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion, and conventional commitment often became associated with battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of women. She wrestles with the prophets' rhetoric and sexual metaphors to uncover Israelite social structures, asking, "What is implied about women, men, and God by the language that the prophets use to describe the covenant between Yahweh and Israel?" This provocative work by a leading African American biblical scholar delves deeply into issues of intimacy and power, violence and control, seduction and betrayal, and is a searing indictment of the axial points of Israelite religion-its covenantal and prophetic traditions-and their authority today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800629489
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 11/30/1995
Series: Overtures to Biblical Theology
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 774,604
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Renita J. Weems is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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