Battered Love

(Paperback - Nov 1995)
$18.00 - Online Price


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 religion-its covenantal and prophetic traditions-and their authority today.


  • SKU: 9780800629489
  • SKU10: 0800629485
  • Title: Battered Love
  • Series: Overtures to Biblical Theology
  • Qty Remaining Online: 99
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
  • Date Published: Nov 1995
  • Pages: 150
  • Weight lbs: 0.45
  • Dimensions: 8.40" L x 5.50" W x 0.40" H
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Sex & Gender | Feminine;
  • Category: THEOLOGY
  • Subject: Christian Theology - General


Also in "Overtures to Biblical Theology" Series

Prayer in the New Testament [Paperback] (Jan 2010) $22.00
Biblical Theology of Exile [Paperback] (Aug 2002) $20.00
Land Revised Edition [Paperback] (Aug 2002) $25.00
Torahs Vision of Worship [Paperback] (Jul 1999) $29.00
Missing Persons and Mistaken Identites [Paperback] (Jan 1997) $16.00
The Land Is Mine [Paperback] (Dec 1993) $13.50
Prayer in the Hebrew Bible [Paperback] (May 1993) $24.00
Theology of the Cross [Paperback] (May 1990) $18.48
God and Rhetoric of Sexuality (Revised) [Paperback] (Jan 1986) $25.00
The Suffering of God [Paperback] (Oct 1984) $24.00
Texts of Terror [Paperback] (Mar 1984) $17.60

Look for similar products by Subject

>> Books >> Theology >> Theology