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Culture, entertainment and the Bible / edited by George Aichele.

Aichele, George. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Miscellanea.
Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible > Miscellanées.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567228789
  • ISBN: 0567228789
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, ¬©2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-223) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Lost prophecies! Scholars amazed! : Weekly world news and the Bible / Fiona C. Black -- Recent fictional portrayals of God, or, Disney, Shirley MacLaine, and Hamlet / Richard G. Walsh -- Disney's Pocahontas and Joshua's Rahab in postcolonial perspective / Lori L. Rowlett -- Some day my prince will come : images of salvation in the gospel according to St Walt / Susan Lochrie Graham -- They're not just bad, they're stupid and ugly too : the depiction of Baal worshippers in Nest Entertainment's Animated stories from the Bible / R. Christopher Heard -- The cut that confuses, or, in the penile colony / Tina Pippin, George Aichele -- Apocalypse, art and abjection : images of the great whore / Caroline Vander Stichele -- Portrayals of power in the stories of Delilah and Bathsheba : seduction in song / Helen Leneman -- Rahab : from Peshat to pedagogy, or, the many faces of a heroine / Phyllis Silverman Kramer -- Tamar's veil : ideology at the entrance to Enaim / Jan William Tarlin -- Hysterical phalli : Numbers 16, two contemporary parallels, and the logic of colonization / Erin Runions.
Summary: This topical volume deals with the adoption of biblical language and narrative and the presentation of ''biblical'' images and themes in popular literature, art and mass media. The chapters, all written by experts in cultural studies of the Bible, explore how ideologies are produced, in various ways, when biblical texts are brought into play with each other, with other texts, and with the inevitable and continual demands for cultural and historical ""translation""--Or ""recycling""-of the scriptures. The volume contains some theoretical reflections, but focuses on specific examples of cultural.
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