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Law and Liminality in the Bible

  • By Nanette Stahl

Liminal moments in biblical narrative are moments of transition and change, which are typically fraught with ambivalence. Such new beginnings enshrine both hope and doubt for the future, as in the account of the rebuilding of life after the Flood (Genesis 9). In this subtle analysis, Stahl observes how frequently one component of these liminal moments is law, offering as it does stability and order in a chaotic world but also resonating with the ambiguities inherent in the narrative history. In the Bible, law as well as narrative is multi-voiced.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780567542052
    • Manufacturer: CONTINNUUM 3PL
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780567542052
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2009
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Nanette Stahl
    • Page Count: 104
    • Width: 6.14 inches
    • Height: 0.24 inches
    • Length: 9.21 inches
    • Weight: 0.38 pounds
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