The Bible is hardly the first text that comes to mind when one considers gender, sex, and violence, yet the first four chapters of the Bible narrate the creation of the first couple (gender), procreation (sex), and the first murder (violence). Recognizing the centrality of gender, sexuality, and violence in the biblical text and the modern world, the essays in Pregnant Passion, edited by Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, explore the dynamics, intersection, and relatedness of gender, human sexuality, and violence in the Bible, with themes spanning the realms of feasts and famines, betrayal and bloodshed, seduction and sensuality, power and politics, virtue and violence.
Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan is Director of the Center for Women and Religion, and In Residence and Core Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.
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