Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex, and Violence in the Bible

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Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
Society of Biblical Literature, 2003 - Literary Collections - 250 pages
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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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Contents

Jephthahs Daughter and the Double
5
Socioconceptual Matrix in Genesis 34
11
Murder Sexual
37
Copyright

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Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan is Professor of Theology and Women's Studies and Director of Women's Studies at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has authored many books, including Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Study Based on African American Spirituals and Undivided Soul: Helping Congregations Connect Body and Spirit (by Abingdon Press).

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