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Bibil Identifier bibil:237733
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Creation – Loneliness – Incest – Death

Title (English, ) A Freudian/Derridean Reading of the Garden Story

Author Slivniak, Dmitri
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 23, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 60-77 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article proposes a new reading of the Garden Story, based on the Freudian concept of the Oedipus complex and the Derridean concept of the supplement. The Woman is considered as an Oedipal replacement of the mother-Earth in its fruit-bearing capacity. At the same time, she can be likened to a supplement in the Derridean sense, intended to compensate for the Man’s loneliness. However, created from a part of the Man’s body, she remains a (dangerous) supplement and not a real Other and cannot divert the Man from the encroachment on Father’s rights (eating of the fruit). The loneliness of the first Man is therefore not overcome but transformed into the loneliness of the whole human species.

DOI 10.1163/15685152-00231p03
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Creation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Death
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Loneliness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Incest
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Freud, Sigmund
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Derrida, Jacques
Pericopes Genesis 2,4-3,24
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