Subverting Scriptures

Critical Reflections on the Use of the Bible

  • Editors
  • Beth Hawkins Benedix

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Beth Hawkins Benedix
      Pages 1-7
  3. Setting the Stage What Is Subversive Scripture?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg
      Pages 23-41
  4. Between Speech and Silence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. John K. Roth
      Pages 45-65
    3. John Felstiner
      Pages 67-91
  5. Revolution, Rebellion, Liberation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Qiuyi Tan
      Pages 95-107
    3. Ellin Sterne Jimmerson
      Pages 129-147
  6. Exposing the Will to Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Beth Hawkins Benedix
      Pages 151-176
    3. W. David Hall
      Pages 193-216
    4. Shaul Magid
      Pages 217-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-245

About this book


This collection seeks to fill the interdisciplinary space that addresses when, why, and how writers strategically reference the Bible for subversive or re-evaluative purposes. It explores the specific biblical pieces used this subversion, and why they are used, with reference to many contemporary sources.


Africa African America Appropriation Bible imagination irony Judaism philosophy revolution rhetoric slaves space violence William James

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