Lazarus troubles

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Abstract

This chapter queers the story of Lazarus based on views of South Pacific Island Prisoners who do not appreciate the way Jesus and the Johannine agenda took advantage of Lazarus. They read the story on behalf of the 'troubles of Lazarus,' which touches their realities in haunting ways. The chapter brought the imaginations of these prisoners into contact with other imaginations, such as the Secret Gospel of Mark, two artworks by Rembrandt, and recent works by queering readers. The outcome is a reading which enables Lazarus to trouble readers, still.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBible trouble
Subtitle of host publicationQueer reading at the boundaries of biblical scholarship
EditorsTeresa J Hornsby, Ken Stone
Place of PublicationAtlanta
PublisherSociety of Biblical Literature
Chapter9
Pages157-173
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781589835535
ISBN (Print)9781589835528
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameSociety of Biblical Literature : Semeia studies
Number67

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    Havea, J. (2011). Lazarus troubles. In T. J. Hornsby, & K. Stone (Eds.), Bible trouble: Queer reading at the boundaries of biblical scholarship (pp. 157-173). (Society of Biblical Literature : Semeia studies ; No. 67). Society of Biblical Literature.