A Social Reading of the Old Testament

A Social Reading of the Old Testament

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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 thema€”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.Revelation for this community in the text is the convergence of the old memory of liberation from the exodus, 35 the peasant yearning for liberation and justice, 36 and the formal speech reported by established leadership. All three elements are anbsp;...

Title:A Social Reading of the Old Testament
Author:Walter Brueggemann
Publisher:Augsburg Fortress Pub - 1994-01-01


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