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Sanctified aggression [electronic resource] : legacies of biblical and post biblical vocabularies of violence / edited by Jonneke Bekkenkamp and Yvonne Sherwood.

Contributor(s): Bekkenkamp, Jonneke | Sherwood, Yvonne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 400.; BTC (Series): 3.Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark International, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xii, 248 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780567112774 (electronic bk.); 0567112772 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Violence in the Bible | Violence -- Religious aspects | Aggressiveness in the Bible | Aggressiveness -- Religious aspects | Martyrdom | Bible -- Use | Aggressiveness | Violence | Bible -- Usage | Violence dans la Bible | Violence -- Aspect religieux | Agressivit�e dans la Bible | Agressivit�e -- Aspect religieux | Martyre | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ethics | Geweld | Bijbel | Woordgebruik | Receptie | Antigo testamento | B�iblia (cr�itica e interpreta�c�ao)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sanctified aggression.DDC classification: 241.697 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: The thin blade of difference between real swords and words about 'sharp-edged iron things': reflections on how people use the Word / Yvonne Sherwood, Jonneke Bekkenkamp -- The daughter of Jephthah: changing views on God, man, and violence in plays and oratorios since George Buchanan / Klaas Spronk -- Textual carcasses and Isaac's scar, or what Jewish interpretation makes of the violence that almost takes place on Mt Moriah / Yvonne Sherwood -- Fleshing out the text / Hugh S. Pyper -- Genocide in the name of 'salvation': the combined contribution of biblical translation/interpretation and indigenous myth to the 1994 Rwandan genocide / Malachie Munyaneza -- 'On the rivers of Babylon' (Psalm 137), or between victim and perpetrator / Athalya Brenner -- (De)nominating Amalek: racist stereotyping in the Bible and the justification of discrimination / Alastair G. Hunter -- Purity and danger at the end of the world: priestly and prophetic paradigms in contemporary apocalyptic visions / Tod Linafelt -- The white supremacist Bible and the Phineas priesthood / Timothy K. Beal -- Jesus the actor: Edwin Morgan's A.D.: a trilogy of plays on the life of Jesus (2000) / David Jasper -- Messianic victims or victimized Messiah?: biblical allusion and violence in The matrix / Jeremy Punt -- The making of modern martyrs: the martyrs of Columbine / Elizabeth Leigh Gibson -- The tyranny of the martyr: violence and victimization in martyrdom discourse and the movies of Lars von Trier -- Internet martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators? / Jan Willem van Henten -- Violence and final vocabularies: on mapping actual hopes and beliefs / Jonneke Bekkenkamp.
Summary: Sanctified Aggression allies itself neither with the easy assumption that religions are by definition violent (and that only the secular/humanist/humane can offer a place of refuge from the ravages of religious authority) nor with the equally facile opposing view that religion expresses the "best" of human aspirations and that this best is always capable of diffusing or sublating the worst. Rather, it works from the premise that biblical, Jewish and Christian vocabularies continue to resonate, inspire and misfire. Some of the essays here explore how these vocabularies and symbols have influence.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-240) and indexes.

Introduction: The thin blade of difference between real swords and words about 'sharp-edged iron things': reflections on how people use the Word / Yvonne Sherwood, Jonneke Bekkenkamp -- The daughter of Jephthah: changing views on God, man, and violence in plays and oratorios since George Buchanan / Klaas Spronk -- Textual carcasses and Isaac's scar, or what Jewish interpretation makes of the violence that almost takes place on Mt Moriah / Yvonne Sherwood -- Fleshing out the text / Hugh S. Pyper -- Genocide in the name of 'salvation': the combined contribution of biblical translation/interpretation and indigenous myth to the 1994 Rwandan genocide / Malachie Munyaneza -- 'On the rivers of Babylon' (Psalm 137), or between victim and perpetrator / Athalya Brenner -- (De)nominating Amalek: racist stereotyping in the Bible and the justification of discrimination / Alastair G. Hunter -- Purity and danger at the end of the world: priestly and prophetic paradigms in contemporary apocalyptic visions / Tod Linafelt -- The white supremacist Bible and the Phineas priesthood / Timothy K. Beal -- Jesus the actor: Edwin Morgan's A.D.: a trilogy of plays on the life of Jesus (2000) / David Jasper -- Messianic victims or victimized Messiah?: biblical allusion and violence in The matrix / Jeremy Punt -- The making of modern martyrs: the martyrs of Columbine / Elizabeth Leigh Gibson -- The tyranny of the martyr: violence and victimization in martyrdom discourse and the movies of Lars von Trier -- Internet martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators? / Jan Willem van Henten -- Violence and final vocabularies: on mapping actual hopes and beliefs / Jonneke Bekkenkamp.

Sanctified Aggression allies itself neither with the easy assumption that religions are by definition violent (and that only the secular/humanist/humane can offer a place of refuge from the ravages of religious authority) nor with the equally facile opposing view that religion expresses the "best" of human aspirations and that this best is always capable of diffusing or sublating the worst. Rather, it works from the premise that biblical, Jewish and Christian vocabularies continue to resonate, inspire and misfire. Some of the essays here explore how these vocabularies and symbols have influence.

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