Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation
Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation

Thinking and Seeing with Women in Revelation

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by Lynn R. Huber

Pages 224
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2015
ISBN-13 9780567662613
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 metaphorical language simultaneously limits and invites new meaning, unfurling a range of interpretations.

  • Table Of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Seeing with John: Revelation, Vision and Metaphor
  • Chapter 2: Seeing and Thinking with the City-Bride: Revelation's Bridal Imagery in Context
  • Chapter 3: Becoming the Bridal City: Envisioning the Bride with Late Medieval Visionaries
  • Chapter 4: "Coming into Wedding": Reading and Viewing Revelation in the American South
  • Conclusion: Unveiling the Visible


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