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Bibil Identifier bibil:225472
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Yahweh’s Breast: Interpreting Haggai’s Temple through Melanie Klein’s Projective Identification Theory
Author Cataldo, Jeremiah W.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 13, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 20 pages
Abstract Haggai’s emphasis on the temple is driven more by a concern for a defensive preservation of social-political identity than it is for the institutional restoration of the cult. As a heuristic device, Melanie Klein's theory on projective identification helps identify constructivist elements in Haggai that highlight postures of defensive preservation as legitimations of the Jerusalem temple as a shared object. Haggai’s vision of a “restored” society is based on his belief that the symbolic value of the temple is a necessary, constructive element in the creation or manifestation of that society and its corresponding identity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Haggai
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Psychoanalytical Reading
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temple
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