The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible               -     By: J. David Pleins
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The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible

Westminster John Knox Press / 2000 / Paperback

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A full-scale study of the social vision of the Hebrew Bible. Adopting a sociological and historical approach, the book analyzes biblical statements about social ethics within a framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 594
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664221750
ISBN-13: 9780664221751
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J. David Pleins presents a sociological study of the Hebrew Bible, seeking to uncover its social vision by examining biblical statements about social ethics. He does this within the framework provided by Israel's social institutions, the social locations of its actors, and the historical struggles for power and survival that are reflected in the transmission of the texts.

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J. David Pleins is Professor of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He is an associate editor of The Anchor Bible Dictionary.

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