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Surviving Lamentations Catastrophe Lament and Protest in the Afterlife of a Biblical Book

Read & Download ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Tod Linafelt

Most contemporary interpretations of the biblical book of Lamentations focus on the figure of the suffering man as a role model for submission in the face of God's punishment for sin Yet such a model offers small consolation to survivors of the Holocaust or other mass atrocities and also ignores chapters 1 and 2 of Lamentations in which the personification o.

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Figure of Zion as a manifestation of a basic need to give voice to suffering and traces the afterlife of Lamentations in Jewish literature in which text after text attempts to provide the response to Zion's lament that is lacking in Lamentations itselfSeen through Linafelt's eyes Lamentations emerges as uncannily relevant to contemporary discourse on surviva.

Read & Download ë PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ý Tod Linafelt

F Zion laments her sufferings and demands a response on behalf of her dying childrenIn Surviving Lamentations Tod Linafelt offers an alternative reading of Lamentations in light of the literature of survival works written by survivors of catastrophe as well as literary and philosophical reflections on the survival of literature He refocuses attention on the.

  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Surviving Lamentations Catastrophe Lament and Protest in the Afterlife of a Biblical Book
  • Tod Linafelt
  • en
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780226481906

About the Author: Tod Linafelt

Tod Linafelt is professor of biblical literature in the Theology Department at Georgetown University