By Yvonne M. Sherwood
The one consensus that has been reached on Hosea 1-3 is that it's a notoriously 'problematic' textual content. Sherwood unpicks this fairly imprecise assertion through interpreting the actual complexities of the textual content and frictions among the textual content and reader that conspire to supply this sort of disorientating impression. 4 dimensions of the 'problem' are thought of: the clash among textual content and reader over the 'improper' dating among Hosea and Gomer; the unusual prophetic sign-language that conscripts humans right into a cosmic charade; the text's propensity to subvert its vital theses; and the emergent tensions among the feminist reader and the textual content. Aiming to assemble literary feedback and biblical scholarship, this e-book presents lucid introductions to ideological feedback, semiotics, deconstruction and feminist feedback, and appears on the implications of those ways not just for the e-book of Hosea yet for religious study commonly.