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Nameless, Blameless, and Without Shame

Two Cannibal Mothers Before a King (Interfaces series)
  • By Gina Hens-Piazza
Nameless, Blameless, and Without Shame is a character study of the two obscure women before a king (2 Kings 6:24-33). It explores the violence encoded in the texts by the privileged powerful. The character study connects these cannibal mothers to portraits of other pairs of biblical mothers and their plight--the two mothers before Solomon, Sarah and Hagar, Rachel and Leah. This prompts us to search for counterstories in the biblical tradition and in our own lives opposing the violence embedded there. The text and the tradition of interpretation would urge us to disregard, scorn, or even indict these two women and all they represent. However, the character analysis emerging out of this literary assessment argues in favor of elevating these nameless mothers as blameless. Chapters are "Building Character," "A Story Within Stories," "Literary Criticism and the Tale of Two Cannibal Mothers," "A Postmodern Literary Study of Two Cannibal Mothers Before a King," "Stories Speak of Other Stories," and "Character, Counter Texts, and Conclusion."

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780814659618
    • Manufacturer: Liturgical Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780814659618
    • ISBN 10: 0814659616
    • Publication Date: 12/01/2003
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Gina Hens-Piazza
    • Page Count: 136
    • Width: 6.03 inches
    • Height: 0.40 inches
    • Length: 9.00 inches
    • Weight: 0.54 pounds
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