God, Gender, and the Bible

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SUBJECT AND AUTHOR INDEX

a
'abba' see God, as father/mother
Aberbach, David 4
Abimelech, female killer of 67 , 69 , 75
'abominations' see prohibitions
Abraham/Abram 35 , 51 -8, 66 , 72 , 78 , 128 -9, 155 -8
dialogue with God 156
emasculation 53 -5, 57
Achior, circumcision 97 -8, 111
Acts of the Apostles 142
Adam and Eve 8 , 11 , 13 , 15 , 18 , 20 -1, 23 -4, 31 , 35 , 44 , 86 , 136 -8, 146 -8, 150 -2, 153 -5, 157
dependency 52 , 137 -8, 154
Eve as hero 50
Eve's punishment 150 -1
'mirror' stage 24 -5, 28
misogynist interpretation 154
as 'other' to God 153
see also creation narrative;
paradise narrative
Adler, Rachel 83
Aggadah 72
Aichele, George 6 , 12 , 24
Akedah (Binding of Isaac) 55 -7, 72 , 74 , 78
as archetype of crucifixion 56
Akiba, Rabbi 20 -1
Albertz, Rainer 45
Albright, William 40
Alonso-Schokel, Luis 90
Alter, R. 75 -6
anarchy 2 , 16 , 17 , 36 , 50 , 67 , 69 , 75 , 88 , 99 , 101 , 141 , 143 -7, 158
androgyny 134 -8, 143
animals
as distinct from humans 19 - 20 , 31
domination by humans 22 -3
unclean 29 , 72
anointing of Jesus 104 -5, 106
anonymity 104 -5, 107 , 112
Apocrypha see biblical texts, apocryphal
Apostles see discipleship
Aristotle 118 , 121 , 134
ascetics, self-feminization 124
Asherah, concept of 40 -1
audiences, of biblical texts 9 , 30 , 41 , 64 , 89 - 90 , 97 , 103 , 107 , 113 , 131 , 156
see also writers, biblical
Augustine of Hippo 21 , 31
Augustus, Emperor 131
Ara Pacis131
marriage legislation 121 -3
and Vesta cult 130
authors see writers, biblical
autonomy
human 1 , 9 , 18 , 20 -2, 26 , 52 -3, 55 , 63 -4, 65 , 91 -3, 95 , 113 , 153 -4, 156 -7
of Israel 57

b
Baer, Richard 138
Bagoas 90 , 97 -8
Bakhtin, Mikhail 4
Bal, Mieke 78 , 85
parallelism 67 -8
baptism 133 , 134 -8, 142
Barth, Karl 21 , 86 , 138
Barton, Mukti 54
Beal, Timothy 74
Beard, M. 32 , 34 , 130
Beauvoir, Simone de 11
Beloved Disciple 112
Berlant, Lauren 1
bestiality 31
Bible, the see biblical texts

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • 1 - Preliminary Observations 1
  • 2 - Setting the Boundaries 18
  • 3 - Testing the Boundaries 45
  • 4 - Breaking the Boundaries 65
  • 5 - Crossing the Boundaries 87
  • 6 - Reconfiguring the Boundaries 114
  • 7 - Last Things 141
  • Bibliography 160
  • Subject and Author Index 172
  • Index of Texts 181
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