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Bibil Identifier bibil:214392
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Dandy Discipleship
Title (English, ) A Queering of Mark's Male Disciples
Author Myles, Robert J.
Journal Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality (Volume: 4, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 66-81 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While conventional readings of the Bible unambiguously presume the normativity of heterosexuality and binary categories of gender, this article challenges such modern assumptions by purposefully and strategically re-reading three Markan discipleship texts “sexually.” By combining a socio-rhetorical approach with queer and gender criticism as informed primarily by the work of Marcella Althaus-Reid, the re-readings attempt to penetrate through existing homophobic and erotophobic interpretations. Particular attention is also given to the ways in which the gender and sexuality of the male disciples has been constructed and can be problematized in both the world behind the text and the world in front of the text.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Disciples
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : LGBT Interpretation
Pericopes Mark 1,16-1,20
Mark 9,33-9,37
Mark 14,43-14,52
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