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

Augsburg Fortress / 1995 / Paperback

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In A Social Reading of the Old Testament author Walter Brueggeman raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament. Some of the topics discussed are, the conflictual tension in ancient Israel, the political dimension of mercy, theodicy, violence, horses and chariots and the cry to God of the oppressed and God's response. He opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0800627342
ISBN-13: 9780800627348

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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 Scripturethe conflictual tension in ancient Israelthe cry to God of the oppressed and God's responsethe political dimension of mercytheodicy, violence, horses, and chariotsBrueggemann opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.

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