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Bibil Identifier bibil:251621
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Bible and Bedlam
Title (English, ) Madness, Sanism, and New Testament Interpretation
Author Lawrence, Louise J.
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 594)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/594
Place 225.08
Publishing house T&T Clark / Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-0-5676-5753-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
188 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Bible and Bedlam first critically questions the exclusion and stereotyping of certain biblical characters and scholars perceived as 'mad', as such judgements illustrate the 'sanism' (prejudice against individuals who are diagnosed or perceived as mentally ill) perpetuated within the discipline of Western biblical studies. Second, it seeks to highlight the widespread ideological 'gatekeeping' - 'protection' and 'policing' of madness in both western history and scholarship - with regard to celebrated biblical figures, including Jesus and Paul. Third, it initiates creative exchanges between biblical texts, interpretations and contemporary voices from 'mad' studies and sources (autobiographies, memoirs etc.), which are designed to critically disturb, disrupt and displace commonly projected (and often pejorative) assumptions surrounding 'madness'. Voices of those subject to diagnostic labelling such as autism, schizophrenia and/or psychosis are among those juxtaposed here with selected biblical interpretations and texts.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Foolishness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Psychology
Last modification 2018-12-03