From traumatic to narrative memories : the rhetorical function of birth metaphors in Micah 4-5

Claassens, L. Juliana M. (2018)

CITATION: Claassens, L. J. 2018. From traumatic to narrative memories : the rhetorical function of birth metaphors in Micah 4-5. Acta Theologica, 38(26):21-236, doi:10.18820/23099089/actat.sup26.13.

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This article proposes that trauma hermeneutics and, in particular, greater theoretical reflection on the relationship between trauma and metaphor may help explain the birth metaphors in Micah 4:9-5:3, where the woman-in-labour metaphor has been transformed quite dramatically. In the context of Micah, which I propose could also be characterized as trauma literature, there is evidence of a movement from potentially debilitating traumatic memories, associated with the woman-in-labour metaphor, to memories that have been integrated into some kind of narrative framework and that may potentially be considered to be a sign of healing and recovery.

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