Queer themes in the Book of Jonah and its contemporary analogues

Ross, Samuel J. (2019) Queer themes in the Book of Jonah and its contemporary analogues. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis aims to produce a queer reading of the book of Jonah, focusing on themes of loneliness, abuse, and oppression. This is achieved through the construction of an interdisciplinary methodology which combines literary biblical interpretation, queer theory, and sociological research on the experiences of LGBT+ people. The thesis also brings the biblical text into conversation with artefacts of queer culture dating from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in order to form a reflexive dialogue which illuminates both queer experience and the biblical narrative itself. In doing so, this thesis is intended to demonstrate that queer ways of being can be seen represented in biblical texts, even when the texts do not explicitly depict queer characters.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Jonah, Biblical Studies, Queer, Queer reading, Bible and literature, Bible and culture, Hebrew Bible.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Nicholson, Dr. Sarah and Spiro, Dr. Mia
Date of Award: 2019
Depositing User: Mr Samuel J Ross
Unique ID: glathesis:2019-41220
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 23 May 2019 15:30
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 08:53
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/41220

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