Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions: Exploring Emotions in Biblical Literature

Edited by F Scott Spencer

SBL Press, 2017

Mixed FeelingsThis ground-breaking collection of essays explores the rich array of emotions in biblical literature displayed by divine and human figures. How do biblical characters' "feelings" affect their relationship with God, one another, and the world? How do they mix together, for good or ill, for flourishing or vexation? Deeply engaged with both ancient and modern contexts, including the burgeoning interdisciplinary study of emotion in the humanities and sciences, an international team of Hebrew Bible and New Testament scholars offers incisive case studies of "passions" ranging from joy, happiness, and trust to grief, hate, and disgust.