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EP 205: Texts After Terror w/Dr. Rhiannon Graybill

The Classical Ideas Podcast

Release Date: 06/17/2021

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Dr. Rhiannon Graybill is Associate Professor of religious studies at Rhodes College and a scholar of the Hebrew Bible whose work brings together biblical texts and contemporary critical and cultural theory.  Her latest book,  Text After Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible, is a study of sexual violence and rape in the Hebrew Bible and is out now from Oxford University Press.  

Texts After Terror: Rape, Sexual Violence, and the Hebrew Bible from Oxford University Press