Locations of God: Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible

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Mark Brett's Locations of God is a courageous and truly illuminating tour de force. He shows the highly political nature of the Hebrew Bible, in which various concepts from various times and groups interact with each other. In a very modern way, Brett uncovers and explains these concepts, their interdependence and enduring significance. Undoubtedly, Brett's book is the new opus magnum for any political reading of the Hebrew Bible.

Autorentext
Mark Brett is a Professor of Hebrew Bible at Whitley College, the University of Divinity, in Melbourne, Australia. His recent books include Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World and Decolonizing God: The Bible in the Tides of Empire.

Klappentext

Political theology is critical reflection on the intersections of religious, political and economic life, and in the Hebrew Bible it emerges in a broad range of topics - sovereignty, leadership, law, peoplehood, hospitality, redemption, creation and hope. The classic biblical literature has shaped the social imaginations of many peoples from ancient Canaan to global Christianity today, so this study also gives attention to key developments in the history of theBible's reception. Understanding the inner-biblical debates and their later interpretations will continue to be relevant for those who still live within the Bible's history of influence.



Zusammenfassung
The Hebrew Bible is hardly what might be called a "unified" account of the national history of Israel. The texts, with their myriad genres and competing perspectives, show the forming and re-forming of Ancient Israel's social body in a number of geographical settings. The communities are shown in and out of political power. We read about in-fighting and peace, good kings and bad, freedom and subjugation. Ultimately, the Hebrew Bible is a text about nationhood and empire in the ancient world. Critical reflection on the intersections of religious and political life which includes such topics as sovereignty, leadership, law, peoplehood, hospitality, redemption, creation, and eschatology can be broadly termed "Political Theology." In Locations of God, Mark G. Brett focuses primarily on the historical books of the Bible, comparing them with selected prophetic and wisdom books, setting all of them against the lived realities under the shadow of successive empires. Brett suggests that national ideas and their imperial alternatives were woven into the biblical traditions by authors who enjoyed very little in the way of political sovereignty. Using political theology to motivate the discussion, Brett shows us just how the earthly situation of ancient Israel contributed to its theology as reflected in the Hebrew Bible.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Locations of God: Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible
Untertitel
Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible
Autor
EAN
9780190060237
ISBN
978-0-19-006023-7
Format
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Herausgeber
OXFORD UNIV PR
Genre
Religion & Theologie
Anzahl Seiten
228
Gewicht
454g
Größe
H218mm x B142mm x T23mm
Jahr
2019
Untertitel
Englisch
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