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Bibil Identifier bibil:212468
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sumptuous Clothing and Ornamentation in the Apocalypse
Author Neufeld, Dietmar
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 664-689 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Using different categories of social psychology on body decoration and dress, this article examines the author’s course of shifting political, moral, religious andeschatological values as reflected in the clothing and ornamentation motifs deployed in the narrative of the Apocalypse. The article focuses on questions such as the eschatological values betrayed by the author’s deployment of clothing and ornamentation themes, the meaning adduced from the passages in the Apocalypse where body surface is taken seriously, ancients’ connection of clothing and body decoration with the person and society, and the social values reflected by dress and ornamentation, such as honour/shame, status, boundaries, and identity personally and collectively.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Clothing / Dress
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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