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Biblical animality after Jacques Derrida / Hannah M. Strømmen.

Author/creator Strømmen, Hannah M. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Atlanta : SBL Press, [2018]
Copyright Notice ©2018
Descriptionxi, 182 pages ; 23 cm.
Subject(s)
Series Semeia studies ; Number 91
Semeia studies ; no. 91. ^A1043593
Contents Introduction: The question of the animal -- The first carnivorous man -- Acts of eating -- Political animals -- Bodies of the beast -- Conclusion: Animal afterlives.
Summary "According to Genesis, humans are made in God's image while animals are not. In Biblical animality after Jacques Derrida, Hannah M. Strømmen challenges the idea that the Bible privileges humans in a straightforwardly anthropocentric manner. By building on the work of Jacques Derrida, Strømmen brings to light significant moments in the biblical archive where the lines between the divine, human, and animal are ambiguous, in texts ranging from Noah as the first carnivorous man in Genesis 9 to Revelation's beasts. Her critical engagement with the way the Bible is frequently held up as a point of blame for anthropocentrism contributes to the field of animal studies as well as to the field of biblical studies by looking closely at familiar biblical texts from a new theoretical and exegetical angle."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 151-168) and indexes.
Issued in other formOnline version: Strømmen, Hannah M. Jacques Derrida after biblical animality. Atlanta : SBL Press, 2018 9780884142980
LCCN 2018014640
ISBN9781628372120 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN1628372125 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN9780884142973 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN0884142973 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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