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Jeffers, Ann (2008) Kosmologie und geschlechtsspezifische Weltbilder Beispiele aus der jüdischen Antike. In: Pezzoli-Olgiati, Daria, Hopflinger, Anna-Katharina, Jeffers, Ann, (eds.) Handbuch Gender und Religion. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 256-273. [Book section]

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    Abstract

    Drawing on accounts and understandings of ancient cosmologies and cosmographies, this paper will explore the relationship between images of cosmos and gender. It will be argued that competitive cosmologies during the Persian and Hellenistic times have significantly affected perceptions of women and gender constructs. This can be explored through a number of texts taken from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish writings from the Second temple period and the Pseudepigrapha. Examples from the Hebrew Bible and post biblical Jewish Writings and Pseudepigrapha will illustrate and highlight the ideology at work behind the imag(in)ing the cosmos and how it affects portrayals of women in narratives of heavenly revelatory experiences. Texts under scrutiny will be Philo’s de Opificio Mundi, Joseph and Aseneth, and the Testament of Job.

    Item Type: Book section
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Dr Ann Jeffers
    Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2012 20:56
    Last Modified: 22 Mar 2012 07:54
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/1439

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