Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah Hardback

A Metaphor for Zion Theology

by Maggie Low;

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Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah

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Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah: A Metaphor for Zion Theology offers the unique perspective that personified mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is not just a metaphor used for a rhetorical purpose but a cognitive metaphor representing Zion theology, a central theme in the Book of Isaiah. The author deftly combines the methods of metaphor theory and intertextuality to explain the vital but often overlooked conundrum that Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is an innocent mother, unlike the adulterous wife in other prophetic books. This interpretation offers a vital corrective to the view of women in the biblical context. As a result of this usage, Deutero-Isaiah paradoxically presents Yahweh the Creator as the one who gives birth to the people, not mother Zion. This understanding explains the concentration of gynomorphic imagery used for God in this prophetic book, providing a counterbalance to patriarchal perspectives of God. Finally, a fresh insight is offered into the ongoing debate between universalism and nationalism in Deutero-Isaiah, based on the premise that as a symbol of Zion theology, mother Zion represents Yahweh's universal sovereignty rather than a nationalistic ethnicity.
Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is an invaluable resource in courses that deal with issues in Isaiah, biblical interpretation, and feminist hermeneutics, especially regarding the feminine personification of Zion and the maternal imagery of God.

Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah by Maggie Low was published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc in October 2013. The ISBN for Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah is 9781433121579.

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Details for Mother Zion in Deutero-Isaiah

Page last updated 21st October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc (October 2013)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages222
Height225 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4261058
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