Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Biblical Blaspheming
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 5
  • Export citation
  • Recommend to librarian
  • Buy the print book

Book description

This book explores the strange persistence of 'blasphemy' in modern secular democracies by examining how accepted and prohibited ways of talking and thinking about the Bible and religion have changed over time. In a series of wide-ranging studies engaging disciplines such as politics, literature and visual theory, Yvonne Sherwood brings the Bible into dialogue with a host of interlocutors including John Locke, John Donne and the 9/11 hijackers, as well as artists such as Sarah Lucas and René Magritte. Questions addressed include: What is the origin of the common belief that the Bible, as opposed to the Qur'an, underpins liberal democratic values?What kind of artworks does the biblical God specialise in?If pre-modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic responses to scripture can be more 'critical' than contemporary speech about religion, how does this affect our understanding of secularity, modernity and critique?

Reviews

'[Sherwood] takes the reader on dizzying excursions through religious studies, biblical studies, postmodern theory, midrash, and straight history, barely pausing to allow us to take a breath. She is truly interdisciplinary in that she enables the different disciplines in her intellectual purview to jar and combine. Above all, it is a work of pleasure, both of writing and of reading.'

Source: Review of Biblical Literature

Refine List

Actions for selected content:

Select all | Deselect all
  • View selected items
  • Export citations
  • Download PDF (zip)
  • Send to Kindle
  • Send to Dropbox
  • Send to Google Drive

Save Search

You can save your searches here and later view and run them again in "My saved searches".

Please provide a title, maximum of 40 characters.
×

Contents

Select bibliography

Adam, A. K. M., ‘This is Not a Bible: Dispelling the Mystique of Words for the Future of Biblical Interpretation’, in Robert Fowler, Edith Blumhofer and Fernando Segovia, New Paradigms for Bible Study: the Bible in the Third Millennium (London: T & T Clark, 2004), pp. 3–20
Agamben, Giorgio, Profanations (trans. Jeff Fort; New York: Zone, 2007)
Alexandrin, S., Surrealist Art (trans. G. Clough ; New York: Thames & Hudson, 1970)
Alter, Robert and Frank Kermode (eds.), The Literary Guide to the Bible (London: Fontana, 1989)
Alter, Robert, The Art of Biblical Poetry (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1985)
Althaus-Reid, Marcella, Indecent Theology: Theological Perversions in Sex, Gender and Politics (New York and London: Routledge, 2001)
Anderson F. I. and D. N. Freedman, Amos: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (Anchor Bible; New York: Doubleday, 1989)
Anon, The True Portraiture of the Kings of England, Drawn from their Titles, Successions, Raigns and Ends … To which is added the Political Catechism (London: 1688)
Appleby, R. Scott, The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, Reconciliation (Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000)
Arnold, Matthew, Culture and Anarchy (Cambridge University Press, 1960 [1869])
Asad, Talal, Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity (Stanford University Press, 2003)
Asad, Talal, Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)
Asad, Talal ‘Reflections on Blasphemy and Secular Criticism’, in de Vries (ed.), Religion: Beyond a Concept, pp. 580–609
Asad, Talal, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler and Saba Mahmood, Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury and Free Speech (Berkeley, CA: Townsend Center for the Humanities/University of California Press, 2009)
Assmann, Jan, Religion and Cultural Memory (trans. Rodney Livingstone; Cultural Memory in the Present; Stanford University Press, 2006)
Auerbach, Erich, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature, trans. William R. Trask (Princeton University Press, 1991; 1st English edn 1953)
Barth, John, Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice (New York: Bantam, 1969)
Barthelme, Donald, ‘A Manual for Sons’, in Sixty Stories (New York: Penguin, 1982), pp. 249–71
Bataille, Georges, The Accursed Share (New York: Zone Books, 1991)
Baudrillard, Jean, The Illusion of the End (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1995)
Bauman, Zygmunt, Mortality, Immortality and Other Life Strategies (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992)
Beal, Timothy K., ‘C(ha)osmopolis: Qohelet’s Last Words’, in Tod Linafelt and Timothy K. Beal (eds.), God in the Fray: A Tribute to Walter Brueggemann (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998), pp. 290–304
Beal, Timothy K., ‘The System and the Speaking Subject in the Hebrew Bible: Reading for Divine Abjection’, Biblical Interpretation 2.2 (1994), pp. 171–89
Bekkenkamp, Jonneke and Yvonne Sherwood (eds.), Sanctified Aggression: Legacies of Biblical and Post-Biblical Vocabularies of Violence (London and New York: T & T Clark/Continuum, 2004)
Bellah, Robert, Beyond Belief: Essays on Religion in a Post-Traditional World (New York: Harper & Row, 1976)
Benslama, Fethi, Idiomes, nationalités, déconstructions rencontre de Rabat avec Jacques Derrida (Casablanca: Les éditions Toukbal, 1998)
Berger, Peter, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967)
Berlant, Lauren (ed.), Intimacy, Critical Inquiry 24.2 (Winter 1998), pp. 281–8
Blanton, Ward, Displacing Christian Origins: Philosophy, Secularity and the New Testament (University of Chicago Press, 2007)
Blanton, Ward, ‘Wolterstorff’s Bible-as-“frame”’ The Immanent Frame, blog posted 1 April 2009 (www.ssrc.org/blogs/immanent_frame/2009/04/01/wolterstorff’s-bible-as-frame/)
Blenkinsopp, Joseph, A History of Prophecy in Israel (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1983)
Borradori, Giovanna, Philosophy in a Time of Terror: Dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida (Chicago University Press, 2003)
Brecht, Bertolt, Brecht on Theatre: Development of an Aesthetic, ed. John Willets (London: Methuen, 1957)
Breton, André, L’Amour fou (Paris: Gallimard, 1937)
Brock, Rita Nakashima and Rebecca Parker, Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering and the Search for What Saves Us (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002)
Brock, Sebastian, ‘Two Syriac Verse Homilies on the Binding of Isaac’, Le Muséon 99 (1986), pp. 61–129
Brown, Wendy, Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire (Princeton University Press, 2006)
Bull, Malcolm (ed.), Apocalypse Theory and the Ends of the World (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1995)
Butler, Judith, Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (New York: Routledge, 1993)
Calder, Norman, ‘From Midrash to Scripture: The Sacrifice of Abraham in Early Islamic Tradition’, Le Muséon 101 (1988), pp. 375–402
Cantabous, Alain, Blasphemy: Impious Speech in the West from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century (trans. Erich Rauth; New York: Columbia University Press, 2002)
Cantwell Smith, Wilfred, What is Scripture?: A Comparative Approach (London: SCM Press, 1993)
Caputo, John D., Against Ethics: Contributions to a Poetics of Obligation with Constant Reference to Deconstruction (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1993)
Carey, Frances (ed.), The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come (London: British Museum Press, 1999)
Carlson Brown, Joanne and Carole R. Bohn (eds.), Christianity, Patriarchy and Child Abuse (Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 1989)
Carroll, R. P., Jeremiah (Old Testament Guides; Sheffield JSOT Press, 1989)
Carroll, R. P. Wolf in the Sheepfold: The Bible as Problematic for Theology (London: SCM, 1997)
Caspi, Michael Maswari and Sascha Benjamin Cohen, The Binding [Aqedah] and Its Transformations in Judaism and Islam: The Lambs of God (Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1995)
Cavallo, Guglielmo and Roger Chartier, A History of Reading in the West (trans. Lydia G. Cochrane; Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999)
Chartier, Roger, Inscription and Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century (trans. Arthur Goldhammer; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007)
Chilton, Bruce, Abraham’s Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam (New York: Doubleday, 2008)
Clements, Arthur L. (ed.), John Donne’s Poetry: Authoritative Texts, Criticism (New York and London: W.W. Norton, 1992)
Collinson, Patrick, The Birthpangs of Protestant England: Religious and Cultural Change in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991)
Crenshaw, James, A Whirlwind of Torment: Israelite Traditions of God as an Oppressive Presence (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984)
Davis, Creston, John Milbank and Slavoj Žižek (eds.), Theology and the Political: The New Debate (Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2005)
Dawkins, Richard, The God Delusion (London: Black Swan, 2006)
de Vries, Hent (ed.), Religion: Beyond a Concept (The Future of the Religious Past; New York: Fordham University Press, 2007)
Debray, Régis, God: An Itinerary (trans. Jeffrey Mehlman; London and New York: Verso, 2004)
Delaney, Carol, Abraham on Trial: The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth (Princeton University Press, 1998)
Derrida, Jacques, Donner la mort (Paris: Editions Galilée, 1999)
Derrida, Jacques ‘Faith and Knowledge: The Two Sources of “Religion” at the Limits of Reason Alone’, in Jacques Derrida and Gianni Vattimo, Religion (trans. Samuel Weber; Cambridge: Polity, 1998), pp. 1–78
Derrida, JacquesOf an Apocalyptic Tone Recently Adopted in Philosophy’ (trans. J. P. Leavey), Oxford Literary Review 6.2 (1984), pp. 3–37
Derrida, Jacques Paper Machine (trans. Rachel Bowlby; Stanford University Press, 2005).
Derrida, Jacques ‘Some Statements and Truisms about Neologisms, Newisms, Postisms, Parasitisms, and Other Small Seismisms’, in David Carroll (ed.), The States of ‘Theory’: History, Art and Critical Discourse (trans. A. Tomiche; New York: Columbia University Press, 1990), pp. 63–94
Derrida, Jacques ‘The Deconstruction of Actuality’, in Negotiations: Interventions and Interviews 1971–2001 (ed. and trans. Elizabeth Rottenberg; Stanford University Press, 2002), pp. 85–116
Derrida, Jacques The Gift of Death (trans. David Wills; Chicago University Press, 1996)
Derrida, Jacques and Maurizio Ferraris, A Taste for the Secret (trans. Giacomo Donis; Oxford: Polity Press, 2001 [1997])
Doe, Norman and Russell Sandberg, ‘The Changing Criminal Law on Religion’, Law and Justice 161 (2008), pp. 88–97
Elbaum, Yaakov, ‘From Sermon to Story: The Transformation of the Akedah’, Prooftexts 6 (1986), pp. 97–116
Eliot, T. S., After Strange Gods (London: Faber and Faber, 1934)
Eliot, T. S., Collected Essays (London: Faber and Faber, 1963)
Exum, J. Cheryl, Plotted, Shot and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical Women (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996)
Exum, J. Cheryl and Stephen D. Moore (eds.) Biblical Studies/Cultural Studies: The Third Sheffield Colloquium (Sheffield Academic Press, 1998)
Fallers Sullivan, Winnifred, Paying the Words Extra: Religious Discourse in the Supreme Court of the United States (Harvard University Press, 1994)
Filmer, Sir Robert, Patriarcha, or the Natural Power of Kings (1680) in John Locke, Two Treatises on Civil Government, preceded by Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha (ed. and intro. Henry Morley; London and New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1884), pp. 11–73
Firestone, Reuven, Journeys in Holy Lands: The Evolution of the Abraham-Ishmael Legends in Islamic Exegesis (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990)
Fisch, Harold, Poetry With a Purpose: Biblical Poetics and Interpretation (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1990)
Fitzgerald, Timothy, Discourse on Civility and Barbarity: A Critical History of Religion and Related Categories (Oxford University Press, 2007)
Foster, Hal, Compulsive Beauty (October; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
Foster, Hal (ed.), Vision and Visuality (Seattle: Bay Press, 1988)
Foucault, Michel, The History of Sexuality: Vol. 1, An Introduction (trans. Robert Hurley; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990 [1976])
Foucault, Michel The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences (New York: Vintage, 1973)
Foucault, Michel This is Not a Pipe (trans. James Harkness; Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1982)
Fox, Michael, A Time to Tear Down and a Time to Build Up: A Rereading of Ecclesiastes (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999)
Fox, Michael V., Qohelet and his Contradictions (JSOTSup, 71; Bib&Lit, 18; Sheffield: Almond Press, 1989)
Fukuyma, Francis, The End of History and the Last Man (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992)
Funkenstein, Amos, Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century (London and Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989)
Gauchet, Marcel, The Disenchantment of the World: A Political History of Religion (Princeton University Press, 1997)
Glancy, Jennifer, ‘Torture: Flesh, Truth and the Fourth Gospel’, Biblical Interpretation 13.2 (2005), pp. 107–36
Glassner, Barry, The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things (New York: Basic Books, 2000)
Gombrich, Ernst, Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation (New York: Phaidon, 1977)
Greenstein, Edward L., ‘Truth or Theodicy? Speaking Truth to Power in the Book of Job’, Princeton Seminary Bulletin 27 (2006), pp. 238–58
Gunkel, Hermann, ‘The Prophets as Writers and Poets’ [1923] (trans. James L. Schaaf), in David L. Peterson (ed.), Prophecy in Israel (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1987)
Handke, Peter, Offending the Audience (trans. M. Roloff; London: Methuen, 1971)
Heidegger, Martin, ‘The Age of the World Picture’ (trans. William Lovitt), in The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays (New York: Harper & Row, 1997), pp. 115–54
Herrick, James A., The Radical Rhetoric of the English Deists: The Discourse of Skepticism, 1680–1750 (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1997)
Heschel, Abraham J., The Prophets (New York: Harper & Row, 1969)
Heywood, Ian, Barry Sandwell and Nigel Whiteley (eds.) Interpreting Visual Culture: Explorations in the Hermeneutics of the Visual (New York and London: Routledge, 1999)
Hill, Christopher, The English Bible and the Seventeenth Century Revolution (London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 1993)
Isherwood, Lisa (ed.) Patriarchs, Prophets and Other Villains (London: Equinox, 2007)
Jay, Martin, Force Fields: Between Intellectual History and Cultural Critique (London: Routledge, 1993)
Jay, Nancy, Throughout Your Generations Forever: Sacrifice, Religion and Paternity (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1992)
Jemielity, Thomas, Satire and the Hebrew Prophets (Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation; Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 1992)
Johnston, Nathaniel, The Excellency of Monarchial Government, especially the English monarchy … in all which the principles and practices of our late Commonwealths-men are considered (London: 1686)
Jurgensmeyer, Mark, Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2000)
Kafka, Franz, ‘Letter to his Father’ (1919) in The Sons (New York: Schocken, 1989), pp. 113–67
Kant, Immanuel, Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone (trans. Theodore Green and Hoyt Hudson; New York: Harper and Row, 1970)
Kant, Immanuel, The Conflict of Faculties [1798] (trans. Mary J. Gregor; Lincoln NE and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1979)
Keller, Catherine, Apocalypse Now and Then (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996)
Kermode, Frank, The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theories of Fiction (Oxford University Press, 1967)
Kessler, Edward, ‘The Sacrifice of Isaac (the Akedah) in Christian and Jewish Traditions: Artistic Representations’, in Martin O’Kane (ed.), Borders: Boundaries and the Bible (Sheffield Academic Press, 2002), pp. 74–98
Kierkegaard, Søren, Fear and Trembling (trans. Alastair Hannay; Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1985 [1843])
Kristeva, Julia, Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection (New York: Columbia University Press, 1982)
Kristeva, Julia, ‘Reading the Bible’, in New Maladies of the Soul (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995), pp. 115–26
Kuppner, Frank, ‘A Lesson for Us All’, in In the Beginning There was Physics (Edinburgh: Polygon, 1999), pp. 11–14
Latour, Bruno, Iconoclash: Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002)
Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim, Bibliolatry (trans. H. H. Bernard, ed. Isaac Bernard; London: Trübner and Co, 1862)
Levenson, Jon, The Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son: The Transformation of Child Sacrifice in Judaism and Christianity (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1993)
Lévinas, Emmanuel, Difficile Liberté: Essai sur le Judaïsme (Paris: Albin Michel, 1963)
Lévinas, Emmanuel, Nine Talmudic Lectures (trans. Annette Aronowicz; Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1990)
Levitt, Laura, ‘Impossible Assimilations, American Liberalism and Jewish Difference: Revisiting Jewish Secularism’, American Quarterly 59.3 (2007), pp. 807–30
Levy, Leonard W., Ranters Run Amok, and Other Adventures in the History of Law (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2000)
Levy, Leonard W., Treason Against God: A History of the Offence of Blasphemy (New York: Schocken, 1981)
Lilla, Mark D., The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics and the Modern West (New York: Knopf, 2007)
Linafelt, Tod, ‘Biblical Love Poetry (… and God)’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 70.2 (2002), pp. 323–45
Linafelt, Tod, ‘Purity and Danger at the End of the World: Priestly and Prophetic Paradigms in Contemporary Apocalyptic Visions’, in Bekkenkamp and Sherwood (eds.), Sanctified Aggression, pp. 109–19
Linafelt, TodThe Undecidability of ךרב in the Prologue to Job and Beyond’, Biblical Interpretation 4.2 (1996), pp. 154–72
Linafelt, Tod and S. Brent Plate, ‘Apocalypse Now and Then: Living Beyond the End of the World’, in Tina Pippin (ed.), Teaching Apocalypse (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2002)
Lincoln, Bruce, Holy Terrors: Thinking about Religion After September 11 (Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 2003)
Locke, John, Two Treatises of Government (ed. Peter Laslett; Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought; Cambridge University Press, 1996)
Lowth, Robert, Isaiah. A New Translation, 2 vols. (5th edn; Edinburgh, 1807 [1778])
Luther, Martin, Lectures on Genesis (ed. Jaroslav Pelikan; Luther’s Works 4; St Louis, MO: Concordia, 1964)
MacKendrick, Karmen, Counterpleasures (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1999)
Mahmood, Saba, ‘Secularism, Hermeneutics, Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformations’, Public Culture 18.2 (2006), pp. 323–47
Maimonides, Moses, The Guide of the Perplexed (trans. S. Pines; Chicago University Press, 1963)
Makiya, Kanan and Hassan Mneimneh, ‘Manual for a “Raid”’, New York Review of Books, 17 January 2002, pp. 18–21
Martin, Dale, Inventing Superstition: From the Hippocratics to the Christians (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004)
McCutcheon, Russell, Manufacturing Religion: The Discourse on Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia (Oxford University Press, 1997)
Meyer, Birgit, ‘Religious Sensations: Why Media, Aesthetics and Power Matter in the Study of Contemporary Religion’, in de Vries (ed.), Religion: Beyond a Concept, pp. 704–23
Miller, William Ian, The Anatomy of Disgust (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997)
Mitchell, W. J. T., Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1994)
Mitchell, W. J. T., What do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images (Chicago University Press, 2005)
Moore, Roy, So Help Me God: The Ten Commandments, Judicial Tyranny and the Battle for Religious Freedom (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2005)
Moore, Stephen D., God’s Gym: Divine Male Bodies of the Bible (London: Routledge, 1996)
Moore, Stephen D. and Yvonne Sherwood, The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2011)
Morgan, Thomas, The Moral Philosopher, 3 vols. (London: 1737–40)
Morse, Benjamin, The Bible and Its Modern Methods: Interpretation between Art and Text, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Glasgow, 2008.
Paul, Shalom, Amos (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1991)
Phillips, Anita, A Defence of Masochism (London: Faber and Faber, 1998)
Phillips, Tom, A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel (4th edn; London: Thames & Hudson, 2005); see also: www.humument.com
Pippin, Tina, Apocalyptic Bodies: The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image (London and New York: Routledge, 1999)
Plate, S. Brent, Blasphemy: Art that Offends (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2006)
Pocock, J. G. A., The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law; A Study of English Historical Thought in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 1987)
Porter, Roy, Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World (London: Penguin, 2001)
Potter, George R. and Evelyn M. Simpson (eds.), The Sermons of John Donne, 10 vols. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1953–62)
Pyper, Hugh, An Unsuitable Book: The Bible as a Scandalous Text (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2005)
Rancière, Jacques, The Future of the Image (trans. Gregory Elliott; London: Verso, 2007)
Rée, Jonathan, I See a Voice: Deafness, Language and the Senses – A Philosophical History (Henry Holt/Metropolitan Books: New York, 1999)
Roberts, Jon H. and James Turner, The Sacred and Secular University (Princeton University Press, 2000)
Roemer, Michael, Telling Stories: Postmodernism and the Invalidation of Traditional Narrative (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995)
Roston, Murray, Prophet and Poet: The Bible and the Growth of Romanticism (London: Faber and Faber, 1965)
Ruthven, Malise, A Fury for God: The Islamist Attack on America (London and New York: Granta, 2002)
Sajó, András (ed.) Censorial Sensitivities: Free Speech and Religion in a Fundamentalist World (Issues in Constitutional Law; Utrecht: Eleven International Publishing, 2007)
Sawyer, John, ‘Radical Images of Yahweh in Isaiah 63’, in Philip R. Davies and David J. A. Clines (eds.), Among the Prophets: Language, Image and Structure in the Prophetic Writings (JSOTSup 144; Sheffield Academic Press, 1993), pp. 72–82
Scarry, Elaine, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (Oxford University Press, 1985)
Schmidt, Leigh Eric, Hearing Things: Religion, Illusion and the American Enlightenment (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000)
Schniedwind, William M., How the Bible Became a Book (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Schwartz, Regina, The Curse of Cain: The Violent Legacy of Monotheism (Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 1997)
Seow, Choon Leong, Ecclesiastes: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary (New York: Doubleday, 1997)
Serres, Michel, Statues: Le Second Livre des fondations (Paris: Editions F. Bourin, 1987)
Shaftesbury, Anthony, Earl of, Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times (ed. John M. Robertson; intro. by Stanley Grean; New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964 [1711])
Shapin, Steven, A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England (University of Chicago Press, 1994)
Sheehan, Jonathan, The Enlightenment Bible: Translation, Scholarship, Culture (Princeton University Press, 2004)
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, ‘Defence of Poetry’, in Donald H. Reiman and Sharon B. Powers, Shelley’s Poetry and Prose (London: W.W. Norton, 1977), pp. 478–511
Sherwood, Yvonne, A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives: The Survival of Jonah in Western Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Sherwood, Yvonne, ‘Bush’s Bible as a Liberal Bible (Strange Though That Might Seem)’; editorial to special edition of Postscripts on Bush’s Bible (Postscripts 2.1 [2006], pp. 47–58)
Sherwood, Yvonne ‘Prophetic Literature’, in Andrew Hass, David Jasper and Elisabeth Jay (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology (Oxford University Press, 2007), pp. 289–306
Sherwood, Yvonne ‘Textual Carcasses and Isaac’s Scar: What Jewish Interpretation Makes of the Violence that Almost Takes Place on Mount Moriah’, in Bekkenkamp and Sherwood (eds.), Sanctified Aggression, pp. 22–43
Sherwood, YvonneThe God of Abraham and Exceptional States, or the Early Modern Rise of the Whig/Liberal Bible’, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76.2 (2008), pp. 312–43
Sherwood, Yvonne The Prostitute and the Prophet: Reading Hosea in the Late Twentieth Century (London: T & T Clark/Continuum, 2004)
Sherwood, Yvonne ‘“Tongue-Lashing” or a Prophetic Aesthetics of Violation: An Analysis of Prophetic Structures that Echo Beyond the Biblical World’, in Julia M. O’Brien and Chris Franke (eds.), Aesthetics of Violence in the Prophets (London: T & T Clark, 2009), pp. 88–111
Sherwood, Yvonne (ed.), Derrida’s Bible (Reading a Page of Scripture with a Little Help from Derrida) (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)
Sherwood, Yvonne and John D. Caputo ‘Otobiographies, or How a Torn and Disembodied Ear Hears a Promise of Death’, in Sherwood and Hart (eds.), Derrida and Religion, pp. 209–40
Sherwood, Yvonne and Kevin Hart (eds.) Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments (New York and London: Routledge, 2004)
Shuger, Debora, Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance: Religion, Politics, and the Dominant Culture (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990)
Spiegelman, Art, ‘Drawing Blood: Outrageous Cartoons and the Art of Courage’, Harper’s 312, no. 1873 (June 2006), p. 46
Tamen, Miguel, Friends of Interpretable Objects (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001)
Tarlin, Jan, ‘Utopia and Pornography in Ezekiel: Violence, Hope and the Shattered Male Subject’, in Timothy K. Beal and David M. Gunn (eds.), Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies (London: Routledge, 1996), pp. 175–83
Taylor, Charles, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity (6th edn; Cambridge University Press, 2000)
Tierney, Brian, The Idea of Natural Rights: Studies in Natural Rights, Natural Law and Church Law 1150–1625 (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997)
Trible, Phyllis, Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984)
Ullendorff, Edward, The Bawdy Bible (Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, 1978)
Viola, Bill, Reasons for Knocking at an Empty House: Writings 1993–1994 (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, in conjunction with Anthony dOffay Gallery, London, 1995)
Vizgotsky, Burton L., ‘The Image of Abraham in Rabbinic Literature’, Face to Face: An Interreligious Bulletin 13 (1986), pp. 9–13
Weizman, Steven, ‘Before and After The Art of Biblical Narrative’, Prooftexts 27.2 (2007), pp. 191–210
Wilson, John, Discourse of Monarchy, more particularly, of the imperial crowns of England, Scotland and Ireland, as it relates to the succession of His Royal Highness, James Duke of York (London: 1684)
Wixley Brooks, Loura, ‘Damien Hirst and the Sensibility of Shock’, Art and Design (Profile) 40 (1995), pp. 55–67
Wolterstorff, Nicholas, Justice: Rights and Wrongs (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2008)
Woolston, Thomas, Six Discourses on the Miracles of our Saviour [1727–9] (New York: Garland Publishing, 1979)
Wootton, David (ed.), Divine Right and Democracy: An Anthology of Political Writing in Stuart England (Indianapolis: Hackett, 2003 [1986])
Zagorin, Perez, How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West (Princeton University Press, 2003)
Žižek, Slavoj, Violence: Six Sideways Reflections (London: Profile Books, 2008)