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CUERPOS ABYECTOS

en el Evangelio de Marco

CUERPOS ABYECTOS
Genre:

Religion

Author:

Manuel Villalobos Mendoza

Publisher:

Herder Editorial

Language:

Spanish

Rights available:

All except sold

AUTHOR BIO:

Manuel Villalobos Mendoza, a Master in Bible and Theology from the Catholic Theological Union of Chicago, is a Doctor of Bible from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary of Chicago and an adjunct professor of New Testament at Chicago Theological Seminary. He has published "When Men Were not Men" and "Second Generation Christians. The Pastoral Epistles from the Other Side". In his work as an exegete, Manuel Villalobos Mendoza develops a hermeneutic that he calls "on the other side" which ha...

Pages:

302

Publication:

2021

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DESCRIPTION:

The Gospel of Mark goes beyond all limits in his account of the Passion. The characters he presents, including Jesus, have in common that their being from the other side: they transgress all kinds of borders and cause confusion in the unity and order promoted by the Jews of the time. Mark describes some characters in the story as excluded from society and the temple due to their gender, illness, or effeminacy. 

Abjection is what distinguishes what is fully human from what is not. The process of becoming human or inhuman is a rigid and well-orchestrated mechanism of exclusion. 

Jesus defines a new order and new frontiers thanks to his zeal to announce good news for all abject bodies.  

The author investigates here on topics such as gender deconstruction, performativity, masculinity, vulnerability, abjection, the precariousness of bodies, the dialectic of power that exists between the act of looking at another male body and subversion and transgression of borders, both real and symbolic. He shows how all these elements are present in the Gospel of Mark.

His hermeneutics rests substantially on Judith Butler's thinking, especially on her notions of gender, performativity, and sex.

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