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Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation

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ISBN: 9780567064189

Overview

Lynn R. Huber argues that the visionary aspect of Revelation, with its use of metaphorical thinking and language, is the crux of the text’s persuasive power. Emerging from a context that employs imagery to promote imperial mythologies, Revelation draws upon a long tradition of using feminine imagery as a tool of persuasion. It does so even while shaping a community identity in contrast to the dominant culture and in exclusive relationship with the Lamb.

By drawing upon the work of medieval and modern visionaries, Huber answers a call to examine the way “real” readers engage with biblical texts. Revealing how Revelation continues to persuade audiences through appeals to the visual and provocative imagery, she offers a new sense of how the text’s metaphorical language simultaneously limits and invites new meaning, unfurling a range of interpretations.

  • Thoughtfully examines John's use of metaphor in Revelation
  • Recent developments in Johannine studies
  • In-depth academic treatment of significant texts and themes in Johannine literature
  • Seeing with John: Revelation, Vision and Metaphor
  • Seeing and Thinking with the City-Bride: Revelation's Bridal Imagery in Context
  • Becoming the Bridal City: Envisioning the Bride with Late Medieval Visionaries
  • “Coming into Wedding”: Reading and Viewing Revelation in the American South
  • Conclusion: Unveiling the Visible

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About Lynn R. Huber

Lynn R. Huber is assistant professor of religious studies at Elon University in North Carolina.