By Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine
The authoritative prestige of 'Prophecy' within the Bible poses a problem to the feminist readers. This problem is sharpened by means of the common symbolism in prophetic discourse of lady, spouse, mom, harlot and using what the amount name 'pornoprophetics'. during this assortment it's the ebook of Hosea that pulls specified consciousness, yet there also are articles on sexual violence and an introductory essay on prophecy itself as a literary phenomenon. This Feminist significant other bargains a pointy disagreement among the voice of the prophetic male and the resistance of the feminist reader. learn more... Hosea ; A reaction to "Hosea" / Carole R. Fontaine -- the feminine physique, the physique politic and the land : a sociopolitical analyzing of Hosea 1-2 / Alice A. Keefe -- Boxing Gomer : controlling the deviant lady in Hosea 1-3 / Yvonne Sherwood -- God is to Israel as husband is to spouse : the metaphoric battering of Hosea's spouse / Naomi Graetz -- fable and the displacement of delight : Hosea 2.4-17 / Francis Landy -- Hosea 1-3, Genesis 1-4 and masculist interpretation / John Goldingay -- Marital constancy and intimacy : a view from Hosea four / Mayer I. Gruber -- i'll ruin your mom : the obliteration of a cultic position in Hosea 4.4-6 / Margaret S. Odell -- God as mom in Hosea eleven / Helen Schungel-Straumann -- lines of the goddess within the ebook of Hosea / Marie-Theres Wacker -- The metaphorization of girl in prophetic speech : an research of Ezekiel 23 / Fokkelien van Dijk-Hemmes -- On prophetic propaganda and the politics of "love" : the case of Jeremiah / Athalya Brenner -- hope less than the terebinths : on pornographic illustration within the Prophets : a reaction / Robert P. Carroll -- Rape as an army metaphor within the Hebrew Bible / Pamela Gordon and Harold C. Washington -- historical close to japanese treaty-curses and the final word texts of terror : a learn of the language of divine sexual abuse within the prophetic corpus / F. Rachel Magdalene -- Can God be depended on? : confronting the misleading God / Nancy R. Bowen
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Fontaine then moves to a short description of chs. 4-14 and the poetic style. Throughout her analysis, first published in 1989, Fontaine retains an objective descriptive mode. In that sense, she can be seen to comply with the text and its messages. However, Fontaine has also written a 'Response to (her) "Hosea"' for this volume. Here she declares openly that her introductory survey does not challenge traditional scholarly readings of Hosea concerning women and female sexuality, and explains why.
349-58. 1 In its final form, the book may be divided into two unequal complexes, the first comprising chs. 1-3 (Hosea's family mirrors God's relationship with Israel), and the second comprising chs. 4-14 (prophetic utterances). 10). Sociopolitical Context As with any prophetic book, it is impossible to grasp the major concepts of Hosea without some understanding of the social and political realities to which his prophecies were directed. Even though there is considerable debate about the proper chronological order of the oracles found in the work, the broad outlines of the period from which the book comes are clear, and these give some insight into the time frame and meaning of the individual passages.
Some speculate that the corrupt state of the text is a result of the adverse effects of political and social turmoil during the period in which it was written and smuggled to safety in Judah. Hosea''s Family Mirrors God's Relationship with Israel (Chapters 1-3) One of the most interesting features of the prophetic ministry is the performance of 'symbolic' actions. 1), prophets would carry out unusual or unexpected acts that became 'visual aids' illustrating their messages. In all likelihood, such behavior was influenced by both the concepts underlying 'sympathetic magic' and the belief that words, like actions, had magical power to create the very thing to which they referred.
A Feminist Companion to the Bible the Latter Prophets (The Feminist Companion to the Bible Series, No. 8) by Athalya Brenner, Carole R. Fontaine