Genesis: Procreation and the Politics of Identity
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BeschreibungCombining insights from social and literary theory as well as traditional historical studies, Mark Brett argues that the first book of the Bible can be read as resistance literature.Placing the theological text firmly within its socio-political context, he shows that the editors of Genesis were directly engaged with contemporary issues, especially the nature of an authentic community, and that the book was designed to undermine the ethnocentism of the imperial governors of the Persian period (fifth century BCE).
Pressestimmen..."a meaningful dialogue that illuminates the social function of the final form of Genesis."-Religious Studies Review ..." the biblical material is rigorously analyzed and the thesis carefully argued, with honest attention given to interpretations that vary from the author's... it will capture the imagination of those interested in literary approaches."-Dianne Bergant, "The Bible Today
Untertitel: 'Old Testament Readings'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten