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Story of Naomi--The Book of Ruth: From Gender to Politics (Terry Giles) Paperback Book, (Cascade Books, 2016) 9781498206181

Title: Story of Naomi--The Book of Ruth: From Gender to Politics

Author: Giles, Terry

Additional Authors or Contributors: William J. Doan

Publisher: Cascade Books; Publication Date: 2016

Paperback; ISBN: 9781498206181

Volumes: 1; Pages: 218

List Price in Paper: $27.00 Our price: $20.25

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The book of Ruth is probably best known as a romantic love story that, through the expression of loving devotion, overcomes tragedy and ends with the founding of the most famous family in all of biblical Israel. But the book wasn't always this way. In fact, it wasn't a book at all but rather a story told with a very different purpose in mind. Before Ruth, there was the Story of Naomi, a subversive story designed to challenge a male-dominated status quo. Through comedy, sarcastic irony, and unparalleled rhetorical skill the Naomi storyteller holds up for inspection social gender roles and the power of sexuality in a manner that resonates yet today. The Story of Naomi--The Book of Ruth goes behind the literary rendition of the story and recaptures the original oral tale, with script and performance directions that brings to life the humor, tragedy, and transparent honesty shared between the Naomi storyteller and her audience. w
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