The possible impact of animals on Job’s body image : a psychoanalytical perspective

Show simple item record Van der Zwan, Pieter 2022-03-30T10:51:51Z 2022-03-30T10:51:51Z 2021-09-30
dc.description Special Collection: Theology, Economy and Environment: Cultural & Biotic Influences on Religious Communities, sub-edited by Jerry Pillay (University of Pretoria). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The body plays an important role in the book of Job – as do animals. According to psychoanalytical specifically object-relations theory, a subjective body image was partly constructed through the internalisation of external stimuli from significant others who mirrored the subject through their feedback or through their own bodies, which served as an ideal or critique to the subject. Amongst the external stimuli, animals constitute such significant others. Animals could therefore have impacted Job’s subjective body image, particularly as their bodies were described in detail by God as a response to Job’s complaints and searching. CONTRIBUTION : Two theoretical and interrelated problems were acknowledged although they cannot be satisfactorily solved: the cultural aspect of the body image and the relationship to animals. en_ZA
dc.description.department Old Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2022 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van der Zwan, P., 2021, ‘The possible impact of animals on Job’s body image: A psychoanalytical perspective’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 77(4), a6696. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v77i4.6696
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights © 2021. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Book of Job en_ZA
dc.subject Body image en_ZA
dc.subject Animals en_ZA
dc.subject Psychoanalytical en_ZA
dc.subject Divine speeches en_ZA
dc.subject Skin en_ZA
dc.subject Psychic internalisation en_ZA
dc.subject Body en_ZA
dc.subject Religiosity en_ZA
dc.title The possible impact of animals on Job’s body image : a psychoanalytical perspective en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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