Constructions of Space II
The Biblical City and Other Imagined Spaces
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Constructions of Space II by Claudia V. Camp
Book DescriptionThe Constructions of Ancient Space Seminar ran as a joint project of the AAR and SBL from 2000-2005, the only cross-society venture of its time. For the first time in the development of biblical studies, participants in the seminar attempted to foreground and critically analyze space with the same theoretical nuance that biblical scholars have traditionally devoted to history. This volume, first, collects five papers focused on biblical cities, and especially Jerusalem. The female personification of Zion allows for, among other things, a specifically feminist slant on spatiality theory. Whereas these essays begin with cities as material realities, the second part of the volume offers two essays that begin with the imagined spaces of apocalyptic literature, though these two are shown to have deep connection to actual lived space. The final essay moves outside the biblical canon to examine real and imagined space in Pure Land Buddhism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780567027085
(235mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Imprint: T.& T.Clark Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Claudia V. Camp
Fate of King David, Paperback (June 2012)
Celebrating the five hundred
Constructions of Space I, Hardback (December 2007)
The Constructions of Ancient Space Seminar ran as a joint project of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) from 2000-05, the only cross-society venture of its time. This book begins with five essays that represent some of the seminar's most important interdisciplinary theoretical work.
Wise, Strange and Holy, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Claudia V. Camp
An analysis of the relationship of the Strange Woman and Woman Wisdom, separate but inseparable in Proverbs 1-9.
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Author Biography - Claudia V. Camp
Claudia V. Camp is Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University and was on the steering committee of the Seminar. She is currently co-general editor of the LHBOTS series, as well as the author or editor of 4 books and numerous articles. Jon Berquist is senior academic editor at Westminster John Knox Press and was the co-chair of the Constructions of Ancient Space Seminar. He is the author or editor of 7 books and numerous articles.
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