Unspeakable things unspoken. Otherness and victimisation in Judges 19-21: An Irigarayan reading.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620713
Title:
Unspeakable things unspoken. Otherness and victimisation in Judges 19-21: An Irigarayan reading.
Authors:
Hamley, Isabelle Maryvonne
Abstract:
It is June 2001, in a small church in deepest Arkansas. ‘Brother John’ is speaking at a youth service. The text he has chosen: Judges 19. ‘This is the story of a woman who left her husband. She disrespected authority and leaders. She got what she deserved. This is what will happen to you if you disobey your leaders.’ This is by far the worst sermon I have ever heard, and it started my journey with Judges 19-21. It is the only time I have ever heard this text referred to in public worship. There was nothing in my Christian journey until then that could have given me the skills to deal with that text, or that sermon. At the same time, it is a text that burrowed its way into my consciousness, because I have consistently worked with women (and men) who have experienced sexual abuse over the years. How can they read this text? Why is it there? In what sense can it be Scripture? While the text has been used oppressively, can it be read differently, and redeemed from oppressive interpretations? Has it got anything to offer, beyond a reading in memoriam?
Advisors:
Firth, David G.
Citation:
Hamley, I. M. (2017). Unspeakable things unspoken. Otherness and victimisation in Judges 19-21: An Irigarayan reading. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Jul-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620713
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
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dc.contributor.advisorFirth, David G.en
dc.contributor.authorHamley, Isabelle Maryvonneen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T17:42:20Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-07T17:42:20Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-
dc.identifier.citationHamley, I. M. (2017). Unspeakable things unspoken. Otherness and victimisation in Judges 19-21: An Irigarayan reading. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Chester, United Kingdom.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620713-
dc.description.abstractIt is June 2001, in a small church in deepest Arkansas. ‘Brother John’ is speaking at a youth service. The text he has chosen: Judges 19. ‘This is the story of a woman who left her husband. She disrespected authority and leaders. She got what she deserved. This is what will happen to you if you disobey your leaders.’ This is by far the worst sermon I have ever heard, and it started my journey with Judges 19-21. It is the only time I have ever heard this text referred to in public worship. There was nothing in my Christian journey until then that could have given me the skills to deal with that text, or that sermon. At the same time, it is a text that burrowed its way into my consciousness, because I have consistently worked with women (and men) who have experienced sexual abuse over the years. How can they read this text? Why is it there? In what sense can it be Scripture? While the text has been used oppressively, can it be read differently, and redeemed from oppressive interpretations? Has it got anything to offer, beyond a reading in memoriam?en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectJudges (Old Testament)en
dc.subjectOthernessen
dc.subjectVictimisationen
dc.titleUnspeakable things unspoken. Otherness and victimisation in Judges 19-21: An Irigarayan reading.en
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.rights.embargodate2018-10-16-
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen
dc.rights.embargoreasonFuture publication of thesis planneden
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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