Battered Love (Overtures to Biblical Theology) (Paperback)

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Weems's pioneering study explores the puzzling ways in which the Hebrew prophets' portrayals of divine love, compassion, and conventional commitment often became associated with battery, infidelity, and the rape and mutilation of women. She wrestles with the prophets' rhetoric and sexual metaphors to uncover Israelite social structures, asking, "What is implied about women, men, and God by the language that the prophets use to describe the covenant between Yahweh and Israel?" This provocative work by a leading African American biblical scholar delves deeply into issues of intimacy and power, violence and control, seduction and betrayal, and is a searing indictment of the axial points of Israelite religionits covenantal and prophetic traditionsand their authority today.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780800629489
ISBN-10: 0800629485
Publisher: Fortress Press
Publication Date: November 30th, 1995
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Overtures to Biblical Theology