||Semeia studies ; Number 91
Semeia studies ; no. 91.
||Introduction: The question of the animal -- The first carnivorous man -- Acts of eating -- Political animals -- Bodies of the beast -- Conclusion: Animal afterlives.
||"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 note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-168) and indexes.|
|Issued in other form||Online version: Strømmen, Hannah M. Jacques Derrida after biblical animality. Atlanta : SBL Press, 2018 9780884142980|
|ISBN||9781628372120 paperback ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1628372125 paperback ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||9780884142973 hardcover ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||0884142973 hardcover ; alkaline paper|