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The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts

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Joan Taylor (Editor)

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury T&T Clark
Number of pages296
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780567312228
ISBN (Print)9780567254269
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameThe Library of Second Temple Studies

King's Authors

Abstract

The body is an entity on which religious ideology is printed. Thus it is frequently a subject of interest, anxiety, prescription and regulation in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, as well as in early Christian and Jewish writings. Issues such as the body's age, purity, sickness, ability, gender, sexual actions, marking, clothing, modesty or placement can revolve around what the body is and is not supposed to be or do.

The Body in Biblical, Christian and Jewish Texts comprises a range of inter-disciplinary and creative explorations of the body as it is described and defined in religious literature, with chapters largely written by new scholars with fresh perspectives. This is a subject with wide and important repercussions in diverse cultural contexts today.

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