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Yvonne Sherwood

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198722618

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001

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Embodied Temporalities

Embodied Temporalities

Health, Illness, and the Matter of Feminist Biblical Interpretation

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(p.454) Chapter 25 Embodied Temporalities
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The Bible and Feminism
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Denise K. Buell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198722618.003.0026

This chapter aims to expand intersectional feminism temporally and beyond ‘the human’. By offering both positive and negative resources in early Christian traditions, those of us with expertise in ancient Christian materials using feminist lenses can engage with and contribute to current discussions in contemporary science and critical theory, especially feminist materialisms, that seek to transform our understandings of and practices of humanness. Specifically, this essay juxtaposes some ancient and contemporary ways of understanding health as well as practices aimed to treat conditions viewed as illness to suggest some of the benefits of engaging in cross-temporal feminisms. Moreover, the chapter suggests ways that feminist biblical interpretation can benefit from a materialist perspective, both via ancient materiality and current feminist materialisms

Keywords:   health, illness, material feminisms, intersectionality, amulets

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