Biblical Animality After Jacques Derrida

Biblical Animality After Jacques Derrida

According to Genesis, humans are made in God's image but animals are not. Hannah M. Strømmen challenges this view by critiquing the boundary between humans and animals in the Bible through the work of philosopher Jacques Derrida. Building on Derrida's The Animal That Therefore I Am, Strømmen brings to light significant moments where the lines between the divine, human, and animal are ambiguous. A rich range of biblical texts are covered, from Noah as the first carnivorous man in Genesis 9 to the vision of clean and unclean animals in Acts 10 and from Daniel's political and apocalyptic animals to Revelation's beasts.

Publication Date: 
July 13, 2018