City of ruins mourning the destruction of Jerusalem through Jewish apocalypse /

This study addresses the way in which a psychoanalytic model of mourning relates to a set of Jewish apocalypses concerned with the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple. These texts respond to the traumatic symbolic loss of Zion and attempt to heal it through the apocalyptic narrative, the visiona...

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Main Author: Daschke, Dereck.
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Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series:Biblical interpretation series ; v. 99.
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Online Access:http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10419844 Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Main Author:Daschke, Dereck.
Summary:This study addresses the way in which a psychoanalytic model of mourning relates to a set of Jewish apocalypses concerned with the destruction of Jerusalem and its Temple. These texts respond to the traumatic symbolic loss of Zion and attempt to heal it through the apocalyptic narrative, the visionary experiences of the seers, and the emotional transformation that results from the interplay of the two. The seers react with rage, paralysis, and self-annihilating sentiments, and hence these texts resemble incomplete, stalled mourning, or melancholia. Through the course of their narratives and a.
General Notes:Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago Divinity School, 2000.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 231 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-221) and index.
ISBN:9789004181991 (electronic bk.)
9004181997 (electronic bk.)