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This abled body : rethinking disabilities in biblical studies / edited by Hector Avalos, Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper.

Avalos, Hector. (Added Author). Melcher, Sarah J. (Added Author). Schipper, Jeremy. (Added Author).
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Subject: People with disabilities > Biblical teaching.
People with disabilities > Mediterranean Region > History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781435626966
  • ISBN: 1435626966
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 244 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, ©2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-218) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: pt. 1. Rethinking disabilities in ancient texts. The origins of the disabled body: disability in ancient Mesopotamia / Neal H. Walls -- Deformity and disability in Greece and Rome / Nicole Kelley -- Introducing sensory criticism in biblical studies: audiocentricity and visiocentricity / Hector Avalos -- "Be men, o Philistines" (1 Samuel 4:9): iconographic representations and reflections on female gender as disability in the ancient world / Carole R. Fontaine -- Masculinity and disability in the Bible / Thomas Hentrich. pt. 2. Biblical texts and disability studies. The normate hermeneutic and interpretations of disability within the Yahwistic narratives / Kerry H. Wynn -- Disabling Israelite leadership: 2 Samuel 6:23 and other images of disability in the Deuteronomistic history / Jeremy Schipper -- With whom do the disabled associate? Metaphysical interplay in the latter Prophets / Sarah J. Melcher -- "Living among the tombs": society, mental illness, and self-destruction in Mark 5:1-20 / Holly Joan Toensing -- "For whenever I am weak, then I am strong": disability in Paul's epistles / Martin Albl. Responses. Enabling the body / Janet Lees -- "Jesus thrown everything off balance": disability and redemption in biblical literature / David Mitchell, Sharon Snyder -- Impairment as a condition in biblical scholarship: a response / Bruce C. Birch -- Conclusion / Hector Avalos, Sarah J. Melcher, Jeremy Schipper.
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