The Book of Hiding offers a fluent and erudite analysis of the
parallels between the Bible and contemporary discussions of gender,
ethnicity and social ambiguity. Beal focuses particularly on the
traditionally marginalised book of Esther, in order to examine
closely the categories of self and other in relation to religion,
sexism, nationalism, and the ever-looming legacies and future
possibilities of annihilation. Beal applies the critical tools of
contemporary theorists, such as Cixous, Irigaray and Levinas,
challenging widely held assumptions about the moral and
life-affirming message of Scripture and even about the presence of
God in the book of Esther. The Book of Hiding draws together a
variety of different perspectives and disciplines, creating a
unique space for dialogue raising new questions and reconsidering
old assumptions, which is profoundly interesting and
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