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The Bible and Posthumanism
Koosed, Jennifer L., editor

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014 pp. x + 347. $43.95

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Description: In this collection of essays, scholars place the philosophies and theories of animal studies and posthumanism into conversation with biblical studies. Authors cross and disrupt boundaries and categories through close readings of stories where the human body is invaded, possessed, or driven mad. Articles explore the ethics of the human use of animals and the biblical contributions to the question. Other essays use the image of lions—animals that appear not only in the wild, but also in the Bible, ancient Near Eastern texts, and philosophy—to illustrate the potential these theories present for students of the Bible. Contributors George Aichele, Denise Kimber Buell, Benjamin H. Dunning, Heidi Epstein, Rhiannon Graybill, Jennifer L. Koosed, Eric Daryl Meyer, Stephen D. Moore, Hugh Pyper, Robert Paul Seesengood, Yvonne Sherwood, Ken Stone, and Hannah M. Strømmen present an open invitation for further work in the field of posthumanism.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Postmodern Literary Criticism, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology, Sociology, Theological Approaches, Ethics

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Review by Trevor W. Thompson
Published 8/25/2015
Citation: Trevor W. Thompson, review of Jennifer L. Koosed, ed., The Bible and Posthumanism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Norman Habel
Published 8/25/2015
Citation: Norman Habel, review of Jennifer L. Koosed, ed., The Bible and Posthumanism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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