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Bibil Identifier bibil:255775
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Die Verwundbarkeit des Körpers als Perspektive, Ezechiel 16 und 23 zu verstehen
Author Rüdele, Viola-Kristin
Journal Lectio difficilior (Volume: 19, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2018
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2018
Year (Copyright) 2018
Year (Reference) 2018
Language German
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article interprets the body-related metaphors of Ezekiel 16 and 23 using Judith Butlers concept of vulnerability. Ezekiel diversely uses the (female) body in both chapters to show the ambiguity of human life. This allows Ezekiel to offer the Gola-group an analysis of their misery, that is open for the integration of their own experiences of violence. Using the vulnerable female body as a model, they can identify their pain and by doing so overcome on their personal catastrophe. From today’s perspective and following Butler this could initiate a process of grief, by sharing the experience of ‘having a body’ that is vulnerable and by doing so coming to understand – and possibly work with – one’s own vulnerability and that of others.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Devices and Figures : Metaphor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Body
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Ezekiel
Pericopes Ezekiel 16
Ezekiel 23
Links Online document (PDF, German)
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