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A Social Reading of the Old Testament : Prophetic Approaches to Israel's Communal Life - Walter Brueggemann

A Social Reading of the Old Testament

Prophetic Approaches to Israel's Communal Life

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780800627348
Number Of Pages: 340

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In this book Walter Brueggemann raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament, among them-the hidden agendas that underlie the making and reading of Scripture the conflictual tension in ancient Israel the cry to God of the oppressed and God's response the political dimension of mercy theodicy, violence, horses, and chariots Brueggemann opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.

Introductionp. 1
Trajectories in Old Testament Literature and the Sociology of Ancient Israelp. 13
Covenant as a Subversive Paradigmp. 43
Covenant and Social Possibilityp. 54
Social Criticism and Social Vision in the Deuteronomic Formula of the Judgesp. 73
"Vine and Fig Tree": A Case Study in Imagination and Criticismp. 91
At the Mercy of Babylon: A Subversive Rereading of the Empirep. 111
A Poem of Summons (Isaiah 55:1-3) and a Narrative of Resistance (Daniel 1)p. 134
Israel's Social Criticism and Yahweh's Sexualityp. 149
Theodicy in a Social Dimensionp. 174
The Social Nature of the Biblical Text for Preachingp. 197
The Prophet as a Destabilizing Presencep. 221
The Social Significance of Solomon as a Patron of Wisdomp. 245
Rethinking Church Models through Scripturep. 263
Reflections on Biblical Understandings of Propertyp. 276
Revelation and Violence: A Study in Contextualizationp. 285
Creditsp. 319
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 321
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ISBN: 9780800627348
ISBN-10: 0800627342
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st January 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.05  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.47

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