ENG458H1 Lecture Notes - Book Of Deuteronomy

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Published on 28 Feb 2013
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Beauty of the Church Solomon
Title
Negative reference
Element of absurdity (title vs content… church vs exaggeratd love for one person)
Any “love” expression is ridiculous often
Unsure about how to do it
“I am sick of love”
The Rules Deuteronomy
As criticism
Criticism of interpretation of the law vs gender roles
Particular law is designed to protect woman
Lawyer as contemporary figure still happening
Arrogance of contemporary writer to know better than text
Woman as a contemporary figure, out of her time but still bound by time
Biblical text is written over time, not one static book
Encouraging counter voices
Women characters in bible are sometimes strong, not submissive…
Pointing to something in between… not just past/future or present, fluidity
Other stories in bible of women cutting off men’s heads (while asleep)
“messing up the timeline”
strangely dropped in
not OT or NT
not just Christianized version of bible, indication of reading bible differently
self-referential, anticipate own completion
importance to NOT see biblical text as timeless text…
some books deliberately have confusing times
idea of time and change, tradition, different perspectives intrinsic to reading bible
revolutionize way of reading traditional texts
Opening of the Mouth - Numbers
hierarchy and rebellion
passive resistance
the sheer control of director in opening
legitimacy of young boy vs older… priest and congregation
“written by a gay man but can be read by anyone…” -> “perspective of the ass”
Anglican church particularly split on homosexuality although it prides on being most
united… one issue that splits church
What kind of voice can gay find in text
Being gay presumably is important to story
Being thirteen more malleable in identity, maybe didn’t recognize sexuality…
When read bible younger -> different mindset when older -> how way of reading text is
changed
Not meant to satirize or dismiss the different ways of seeing things
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Element of absurdity (title vs content church vs exaggeratd love for one person) Criticism of interpretation of the law vs gender roles. Particular law is designed to protect woman. Lawyer as contemporary figure still happening. Arrogance of contemporary writer to know better than text. Woman as a contemporary figure, out of her time but still bound by time. Biblical text is written over time, not one static book. Women characters in bible are sometimes strong, not submissive . Pointing to something in between not just past/future or present, fluidity. Other stories in bible of women cutting off men"s heads (while asleep) Not just christianized version of bible, indication of reading bible differently. Anglican church particularly split on homosexuality although it prides on being most the sheer control of director in opening legitimacy of young boy vs older priest and congregation. Written by a gay man but can be read by anyone -> perspective of the ass .

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