Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos
A Study in the Book of Ezekiel
By (author) S.Tamar Kamionkowski
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Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos by S.Tamar Kamionkowski
Book DescriptionThis book is about both the fear of gender reversal and its expression in the prophet Ezekiel's reworking of the marital metaphor. Kamionkowski argues that the abomination of "wife Jerusalem" is that she is attempting to pass for a male, thereby crossing gender boundaries and upsetting the world order. This story is therefore one of confused gender scripts, ensuing chaos and a re-ordering through the reinforcement of these strictly defined prescriptions of gendered behaviour.Using socio-historical evidence and the existence of the literary motif of "men turning into women" as a framework, this book argues that Ezekiel 16, in particular, reflects the gender chaos which arises as an aftermath of social and theological crises.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826462244
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author S.Tamar Kamionkowski
Bodies, Embodiment, and Theology of the Hebrew Bible, Hardback (July 2010)» View all books by S.Tamar Kamionkowski
A collection that brings consideration of the human body onto the grid of theological studies. It explores three primary clusters of questions: To what extent did the biblical authors portray God as having a body or body parts? How does the medium of divine embodiment help ancient authors to express God beliefs?
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Author Biography - S.Tamar Kamionkowski
Tamar Kamionkowski, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Bible and Academic Dean of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is the author of Gender Reversal and Cosmic Chaos: Studies in the Book of Ezekiel.
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