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Bibil Identifier bibil:211785
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Gnostically Queer: Gender Trouble in Gnosticism
Author Cahana, Jonathan
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 41, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 24-35 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article analyzes the peculiar and challenging “queer” views on gender and sexuality evinced in ancient Christian Gnosticism. It proceeds with a close and careful reading of the texts while employing modern queer theory for their elucidation, notably Judith Butler’s performative understanding of gender. Evidence is adduced for the gnostic attempt to subvert gender and gendering and the rationale behind this endeavor is spelled out. Throughout the article parallels are drawn between ancient Gnosticism and some modern attempts to create queer selves and queer “Bibles,” and preliminary insights stemming from these comparisons are offered.
DOI 10.1177/0146107910393144
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Epiphanius of Salamis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Gospels : Gospel of Judas
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