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Readings From The Perspective Of Ea : The Earth Bible ; 1 -  Habel

Readings From The Perspective Of Ea

The Earth Bible ; 1

By: Habel

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Published: 1st June 2000
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This volume introduces the hermeneutical approach and ecojustice principles developed by the Earth Bible project team. Following this approach, biblical scholars illustrate how a reading of the biblical text from the perspective of Earth yields fresh insights. Though the text may seem anthropocentric, these studies are able to retrieve evidence of the living voice and intrinsic value of Earth. It is an approach that can be harmonized with other recognized critical approaches to the Bible, from historical criticism to ecofeminist criticism. The texts chosen are from many parts of the Bible (Psalms, Prophets, Gospels, Romans, Revelation) and the intertestamental literature (Tobit and Wisdom of Solomon).

Forewordp. 7
Editorial Prefacep. 9
Prefacep. 13
Abbreviations Listp. 18
List of Contributorsp. 21
Six Ecojustice Principlesp. 24
Introducing the Earth Biblep. 25
Guiding Ecojustice Principlesp. 38
Ecofeminist Contributions to an Ecojustice Hermeneuticsp. 54
Sketches for Earth Readings of the Book of Amosp. 72
Messengers in the Skyp. 86
The Earth Story in Jeremiah 12p. 96
Psalm 8: An Apology for Dominationp. 111
Angels, Bird-Droppings and Fish Liver: The Earth Story in Tobitp. 125
The Wisdom of Solomonp. 138
An Earth Bible Reading of the Lord's Prayer: Matthew 6.9-13p. 151
A Transformation Struggle towards the Divine Dream: An Ecofeminist Reading of Matthew 11p. 162
'And on Earth, Peace ...' (Luke 2.14): Luke's Perspectives on the Earthp. 174
Creation Groaning: An Earth Bible Reading of Romans 8.18-22p. 193
The Goodness and Holiness of the Earth and the Whole Creation (1 Timothy 4.1-5)p. 204
'Burning the Land': An Ecojustice Reading of Hebrews 6.7-8p. 221
Setting aside the Ladder to Heaven: Revelation 21.1-22.5 from the Perspective of the Earthp. 232
Bibliographyp. 246
Index of Referencesp. 265
Index of Authorsp. 276
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ISBN: 9781841270845
ISBN-10: 1841270849
Series: Earth Bible S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st June 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1