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Cakes, Rape and Power Games: A Feminist Reading of Story of Tamar (1 Samuel 13:1-19
BOLESWA Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (2006)
  • Mussa Muneja
Abstract

This paper examines avidly the trends of male power and how it affects negatively the disadvantaged, who are mostly females. It uses the case of Tamar in the Old Testament to make its argument in relevance to people who live in the 2 I" century. The essay employs feminist methods of Biblical interpretation. This is the best assumed approach since it is a woman [Tamar] who was grossly abused sexually by a man [Amnon] to meet political ends. After that, the paper advances to dissect visible and invisible characters as they responded to the rape of Tamar by Amnon. Each character is studied deeply and a possible application is provided to give lessons of avoiding gender based violence. Finally the paper suggests the need to stop blaming each other because of unfair utilization of male power in the past and even in the contemporary times. It urges people to reconcile and build a better world of women qnd men who live happily together in love, peace and justice

Keywords
  • HIV/AIDS,
  • Interpretation,
  • 2 Samuel
Publication Date
2006
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Mussa Muneja. "Cakes, Rape and Power Games: A Feminist Reading of Story of Tamar (1 Samuel 13:1-19" BOLESWA Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy Vol. 1 Iss. 2 (2006)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mussa_muneja/4/