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Trauma Talks in the Hebrew Bible : Speech Act Theory and Trauma Hermeneutics

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If one of the many ways out of trauma’s impact is through words, then why not use a theory closely attached to words and their impact alongside current trauma theories in understanding historical narratives?

In Trauma Talks in the Hebrew Bible: Speech Act Theory and Trauma Hermeneutics, Alexiana Fry utilizes a diverse methodology of speech act theory and trauma hermeneutics to argue for a more fluid and holistic approach in re-interpreting narratives in the Hebrew Bible.

Examining a more dissociative “objective” manner in reading, each chapter asks the question of “what about our own bodies?” Purposely provoking attunement with oneself to embrace “empathic unsettlement,” the book refuses to give any semblance of finality.

Through the many types of performative utterances and traumas both individual and collective—Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Ecclesiastes, and Hosea—Fry investigates the varied layers that constitute their many meanings.

The reader is invited into an awareness and openness that is the human experience in biblical studies.

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1666900559 / 9781666900552
United States
x, 137 pages
24 cm