Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus

Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus

Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible : A "graphic Novel" Containing Adaptations of Certain Biblical Stories

Graphic Novel - 2016 | First edition
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"[T]he retelling in comics form of nine biblical stories that present Chester Brown’s fascinating and startling thesis about biblical representations of prostitution. Brown weaves a connecting line between Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother and reassesses the Christian moral code by examining the cultural implications of the Bible’s representations of sex work"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [New York] : Drawn & Quarterly, a client publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 220.9505 B
Characteristics: 270 pages ; chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781770462342


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IanH_KCMO Sep 29, 2016

Chester Brown is back to trying to get you to be OK with prostitution and doing a way better job than he did with the last graphic novel where he tried to get you on board with prostitution (Paying For It). Here Brown pulls stories of prostitution from the Bible, and while I still think he is a little too close to the subject matter to write about it without bias, his interpretation of these biblical stories is good stuff (and something he proved he's a master of with his masterpiece historical graphic novel Louis Riel).

Sep 16, 2016

An interesting look at some of the women of the Bible, with an eye on prostitution. There are some interesting interpretations of the stories, customs and cultural views of the time. I find this sort of pondering interesting. Community and/or cultural views have changed over the past 2000 years and the words of the Bible can be obscure & vague....what exactly are the stories saying? Another view or thought is always welcome, I find.
The stories within are interesting and a fun read. However, just reading the stories doesn't quite get across the point the author is trying to make. There are about 100 pages of notes and explanations in the back. These are interesting, for sure, and sometimes ramble on a bit much but they do give a very good focus to what the author is portraying in the stories themselves. Together the stories and the notes make a good team.
A fun read and an interesting one. As far as graphic novels go, this one is enjoyable and worth the read.

Mark_Daly May 16, 2016

A fresh take on classic Bible tales, enigmatic and thought provoking... yet flawed by the authors compulsion to explain everything in the extensive afterword and source notes.

May 04, 2016

Those familiar with Brown's work in the classic 90s underground comic Yummy Fur, will be overjoyed to see him return to Biblical interpretations. His artwork and dialogue bring these oft-told stories new life, filled with subtle surrealism and mystery.


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