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The brilliance of this commentary lies in its even-handed treatment of both the human and divine dimensions of the text; Sakenfeld's interpretation is sociological as well as theological. She assesses all the significant questions about the origin and purpose of the book, and wisely asserts that the organizing center of a proper reading must be found in the narrative itself rather than in tentative answers to historical questions.
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1999
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Series: Interpretation Commentary
Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World: An Intro to Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Katharine Doob SakenfeldLinda Day, Carolyn PresslerWestminster John Knox Press / 2006 / Trade Paperback$27.00 Retail:
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Joshua, Judges, & Ruth for Everyone (Old Testament for Everyone)John GoldingayWestminster John Knox Press / 2011 / Trade Paperback$14.40 Retail:3 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The narrative of the book of Ruth is a drama of ordinary human life, but the drama unfolds against a background of the providence and purposes of God. Katharine Doob Sakenfeld has written a commentary that makes very clear why the book of Ruth has such great importance as literature and as Scripture.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
IsaacAulander, NCAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This is a well researched study of the book of RutAugust 26, 2013IsaacAulander, NCAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Both scholars and the laity will enjoy the rich research in this book.