Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Society of Biblical Literature, 2003 - Literary Collections - 250 pages
The Bible is hardly the first text that comes to mind when one considers gender, sex, and violence, yet the first four chapters of the Bible narrate the creation of the first couple (gender), procreation (sex), and the first murder (violence). Recognizing the centrality of these motifs in the biblical text and the modern world, the essays in Pregnant Passion explore the dynamics, intersection, and relatedness of gender, human sexuality, and violence in the Bible, with themes spanning feasts and famines, betrayal and bloodshed, seduction and sensuality, power and politics, virtue and violence. --From publisher's description.
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