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The Bible and Liberation

Political and Social Hermeneutics
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The first edition of this work, published in 1983, helped to establish the significance of new sociological and political approaches to the Bible. Now, ten years later, this new edition of The Bible and Liberation broadens the work, reflecting the dramatic advances made in this area in the past decade. Socio-political treatments of the Bible have flourished, particularly with the rising influence of feminist, third-world, and other liberationist perspectives. At the same time, these approaches have served to critique and redirect earlier sociological and political methods. Editors Norman K. Gottwald and Richard A. Horsley have brought together essays from a wide spectrum of theologians whose investigations into the social location of biblical texts are joined with attention to the social context of the reader. After an Introduction by the editors that surveys and summarizes developments and the current state of socio-political interpretations, The Bible and Liberation begins with essays that outline various approaches to the Bible from Asia, Latin America, South Africa, and North America. It then continues with treatments of specific issues in both the Hebrew Bible and the Second Testament. Critical notes and introductions make The Bible and Liberation an essential work both for students and scholars, as well as for church, group, and individual Bible study.

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The first edition of this work, published in 1983, helped to establish the significance of new sociological and political approaches to the Bible. Now, ten years later, this new edition of The Bible and Liberation broadens the work, reflecting the dramatic advances made in this area in the past decade. Socio-political treatments of the Bible have flourished, particularly with the rising influence of feminist, third-world, and other liberationist perspectives. At the same time, these approaches have served to critique and redirect earlier sociological and political methods. Editors Norman K. Gottwald and Richard A. Horsley have brought together essays from a wide spectrum of theologians whose investigations into the social location of biblical texts are joined with attention to the social context of the reader. After an Introduction by the editors that surveys and summarizes developments and the current state of socio-political interpretations, The Bible and Liberation begins with essays that outline various approaches to the Bible from Asia, Latin America, South Africa, and North America. It then continues with treatments of specific issues in both the Hebrew Bible and the Second Testament. Critical notes and introductions make The Bible and Liberation an essential work both for students and scholars, as well as for church, group, and individual Bible study.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780883448496
    • Manufacturer: Orbis Books
    • ISBN 13: 9780883448496
    • ISBN 10: 0883448491
    • Publication Date: 03/01/1993
    • Format: Paperback
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