Humor, Resistance, and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation: Roasting Rome

@inproceedings{Emanuel2020HumorRA,
  title={Humor, Resistance, and Jewish Cultural Persistence in the Book of Revelation: Roasting Rome},
  author={Sarah Emanuel},
  year={2020}
}
Empire-critical and postcolonial readings of Revelation are now commonplace, but scholars have not yet put these views into conversation with Jewish trauma and cultural survival strategies. In this book, Sarah Emanuel positions Revelation within its ancient Jewish context. Proposing a new reading of Revelation, she demonstrates how the text's author, a first century CE Jewish Christ-follower, used humor as a means of resisting Roman power. Emanuel uses multiple critical lenses, including humor… Expand
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