Additionally, she rehabilitates the moral perspectives represented by certain voices of the book that modern critics have treated with disdain.
Author: Carol A. Newsom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Carol Newsom illuminates the relation between the aesthetic forms of Job and the claims made by its various characters. Her innovative approach makes possible a new understanding of the unity of the book that rejects its dismantling in historical criticism and the flattening of the text that characterizes many final form readings. Additionally, she rehabilitates the moral perspectives represented by certain voices of the book that modern critics have treated with disdain.
In this brilliant new study, Carol Newsom illuminates the relation between the aesthetic forms of the book of Job and the claims made by its various characters.
Author: Carol A Newsom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In this brilliant new study, Carol Newsom illuminates the relation between the aesthetic forms of the book of Job and the claims made by its various characters. Her innovative approach makes possible a new understanding of the unity of the book; she rejects the dismantling of the book by historical criticism and the flattening of the text that characterizes certain final form readings.
DIALOGUE AND ALLEGORICAL HERMENEUTICS IN JOB 28 : 28 Carol A .
Newsom The last words of Job 28 are ... 28 in particular are developed in my
study , The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations ( forthcoming ) .
dialogue in ...
Author: E. J. Van Wolde
This volume deals with the song of wisdom in Job 28 as it is analysed by scholars in biblical exegesis, Hebrew lexicography and cognitive linguistics and shows that exploring the common ground is worthwhile
The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. New York: Oxford University
Press. Paffenholz, Thania. 2003. Community-based Bottom-up Peacebuilding.
Uppsala, Sweden: Life and Peace Institute. Palmer, Parker J. 2000. Let Your Life
Author: John Paul Lederach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
John Paul Lederach's work in the field of conciliation and mediation is internationally recognized. As founding Director of the Conflict Transformation Program and Institute of Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, he has provided consultation and direct mediation in a range of situations from the Miskito/Sandinista conflict in Nicaragua to Somalia, Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, and the Philippines. His influential 1997 book Building Peace has become a classic in the discipline. This new book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years. He explores the evolution of his understanding of peacebuilding by reflecting on his own experiences in the field. Peacebuilding, in his view, is both a learned skill and an art. Finding this art, he says, requires a worldview shift. Conflict professionals must envision their work as a creative act - an exercise of what Lederach terms the "moral imagination."
Introduction In the final eleven verses of the Massoretic text of Job (42:7—17), the
divine rebuke of the friends in 42:7 for ... ethical and religious questions 1 Carol A
. Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford: Oxford ...
Author: Kenneth Numfor Ngwa
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Die in dieser Arbeit angewandte Hermeneutik ist eine Hermeneutik vom Ende her, die die Resonanz sowie die Dissonanz zwischen dem Epilog und den vorderen Teilen des Hiobbuches betont. Im Zusammenhang von Theophanie und Epilog werden Tadel und Lob, Vergeltung und ihre Aufhebung, göttliche Transzendenz und Zugänglichkeit zusammengesehen. Die sehr verschiedenartigen Traditionen des vorangehenden Abschnitts werden nicht als konkurrierende Alternativen, sondern einander ergänzende Möglichkeiten gesehen, die Natur der Beziehung zwischen Gott und Mensch zu sehen und auf die Wirklichkeit von Chaos und Leiden zu antworten.
... it is in the Book of Job that the full weight of the moral and spiritual challenge
they present can be felt most acutely. ... The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (New York: Oxford, 2003), Philippe Nemo, Job and the Excess of
Author: Douglas E. Christie
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.
Moral Clarity: A Guidefor Grown-Up Idealists. Orlando: Harcourt, 2008. Newsom,
Carol A. The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. Oxford: University
Press, 2009. Niebuhr, Reinhold. Beyond Tragedy: Essays on the Christian ...
Author: Dan O. Via
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book has two main theses. First, for the biblical/Christian doctrine of sin the root of the human problem is hardness of heart--the corruption of the core self, of the seat of understanding and will. On the other hand, for an important strand of Greek tragedy the root of human harm-doing is the nonculpable blindness and anxiety of finitude that despite the initial nonculpability lead to evil and suffering. The Hardened Heart shows that these two different interpretations of human existence are amenable to a degree of synthesis that leads to this conclusion: hardness of heart and our ordinary finitude together collude to cause sin in its fullness.The second thesis of this volume is that exegetical studies disclose a deconstructive strand in certain biblical texts that represents the finite world that God created as a source of distress and harm-doing in something like the tragic sense. This subdominant deconstructive position challenges the dominant biblical vision, in which the creation came forth from God's creative word as good without qualification.
Author: Robert P. Vande KappellePublish On: 2014-12-17
Newsom, Carol A. Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations. New York:
Oxford University Press, 2003. ———. “Job.” In The New Interpreter's Bible
Commentary 4:317–637. Nashville: Abingdon, 1996. O'Connor, Kathleen M. The
Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Humans, seeking to understand the nature of reality, have learned to discern life's patterns and to respond to life's vicissitudes by acting wisely, doing what brings happiness and success. The Bible is a record of that journey. It represents the inspired attempt to become wise at the deepest level, living harmoniously with one's community, the earth, and the Creator. Through their inspirational teachings, the sages of the biblical wisdom tradition offer time-honored advice about some of life's most difficult concerns, including the problem of pain, the suffering of the innocent, the nature of evil, the justice of God, and the pervasiveness of death. Wisdom Revealed, a survey of biblical wisdom literature, offers perspective on topics that arise as one follows the text, always with an eye on the big picture, namely, daily living. Those who read this literature will be exposed to a set of core values necessary for vital citizenship and effective leadership at all levels of life. They will also obtain time-honored advice about how to deal with life's uncertainties in a holistic and pragmatic manner, focusing on what it means to be human in the presence of God.
Carol A . Newsom , The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations ( Oxford :
Oxford University Press , 2003 ) , p . 23 . 3 . See Julia Kristeva , ' Bakhtin , le mot ,
le dialogue at le roman ' , Critique 33 ( 1967 ) , pp . 438 - 65 . 4 . Quoted from the
Author: Judith E. McKinlay
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press
How does one read the story of Sarah and Hagar, or Jezebel and Rahab today, if one is a woman reader situated in a postcolonial society? This is the question undergirding this work, which considers a selection of biblical texts in which women have significant roles. Employing both a gender and a postcolonial lens, it asks sharp questions both of the interests embedded in the texts themselves and of their impact upon contemporary women readers. Whereas most postcolonial studies have been undertaken from the perspective of the colonized this work reads the texts from the position of a settler descendant, and is an attempt to engage with the disquietening and challenging questions that reading from such a location raises. Letters from early settler women in New Zealand, contemporary fiction, and personal reminiscence become tools for the task, complementing those traditionally employed in critical biblical readings.
Author: Anathea Portier-YoungPublish On: 2011-01-06
The book of Daniel also prescribes for the faithful a response of prayer and
penitence. I called attention above to ... Carol A. Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003), pp. 109-
Author: Anathea Portier-Young
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
A fresh and daring take on ancient apocalyptic books. The year 167 b.c.e. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted forcibly and brutally to eradicate traditional Jewish religious practices. In Apocalypse against Empire Anathea Portier-Young reconstructs the historical events and key players in this traumatic episode in Jewish history and provides a sophisticated treatment of resistance in early Judaism. Building on a solid contextual foundation, Portier-Young argues that the first Jewish apocalypses emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule. She makes a sturdy case for this argument by examining three extant apocalypses, giving careful attention to the interplay between social theory, history, textual studies, and theological analysis. In particular, Portier-Young contends, the book of Daniel, the Apocalypse of Weeks, and the Book of Dreams were written to supply an oppressed people with a potent antidote to the destructive propaganda of the empire renewing their faith in the God of the covenant and answering state terror with radical visions of hope..
Carol A. Newsom, The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford and
New York: Oxford University Press, 2003). 8. E.g., Percy S. F. van Keulen, Two
Versions of the Solomon Narrative: An Inquiry into the Relationship between MT
Author: Frederick E. Greenspahn
Publisher: NYU Press
In April of 2001, the headline in the Los Angeles Times read, “Doubting the Story of the Exodus.” It covered a sermon that had been delivered by the rabbi of a prominent local congregation over the holiday of Passover. In it, he said, “The truth is that virtually every modern archeologist who has investigated the story of the exodus, with very few exceptions, agrees that the way the Bible describes the exodus is not the way it happened, if it happened at all.” This seeming challenge to the biblical story captivated the local public. Yet as the rabbi himself acknowledged, his sermon contained nothing new. The theories that he described had been common knowledge among biblical scholars for over thirty years, though few people outside of the profession know their relevance. New understandings concerning the Bible have not filtered down beyond specialists in university settings. There is a need to communicate this research to a wider public of students and educated readers outside of the academy. This volume seeks to meet this need, with accessible and engaging chapters describing how archeology, theology, ancient studies, literary studies, feminist studies, and other disciplines now understand the Bible.
This volume investigates practices by which the Qumran community constituted itself as a sectarian society by reconstructing the identity of its members.
Author: Carol Ann Newsom
This volume investigates practices by which the Qumran community constituted itself as a sectarian society by reconstructing the identity of its members. Drawing on discourse and practice theory, the book analyzes the function of the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodoyot in identity formation.
This volume contains the text of the reconstructed scroll of 1QHodayota published in Discoveries in the Judaean Desert volume 40 and the English translation from that volume, lightly revised.
Author: Eileen M. Schuller
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
1QHodayota is recognized as one of the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls and key to understanding the specific worldview and piety of the Qumran community. It contains a collection of psalms giving thanks for deliverance, salvation, knowledge, and divine mercy. This volume contains the text of the reconstructed scroll of 1QHodayota published in Discoveries in the Judaean Desert volume 40 and the English translation from that volume, lightly revised. It provides the most up-to-date, accessible, and inexpensive access to the text, translation, and official numbering of the columns and lines of 1QHa.
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God's challenge to Job , therefore , has to do with whether he possesses the
wisdom to use the natural resources of the ... 46 Newsom , Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations , 246 ; idem , “ The Book of Job , ” 609-10 47 For a
Author: Samuel Eugene Balentine
Publisher: Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentar
The book of Job is considered by many to be the crown jewel of biblical literature in its claim to speak about God. The word that defines the challenge for every reader of the book is ?struggle.? The struggle results from the fact that whatever Job's truth may be, he was neither the first nor the last to try to articulate it. In the midst of so many words in this world about God from writers within and outside the scriptural witness, this book offers a truly astonishing declaration about what it means to live in a world where order breaks down and chaos runs amok, where the innocent suffer and the wicked thrive, where cries for help go unanswered. This new commentary by biblical scholar Samuel Balentine leads readers on an in-depth and far-reaching look at the nature of the book of Jo & and the various attempts by the many who have sought to further explore Job's essential struggle.
The book of Job ( and its divine speeches , in particular ) abolishes the doctrine
of retribution and the corresponding belief in ... ( as well as of the book of Job as
a whole ) : Carol Newsom's The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations .
Author: Kathryn Schifferdecker
Publisher: Harvard Divinity School theological
"Offers a close literary and theological reading of the book of Job--particularly of the speeches of God at the end of the book--in order to articulate the creation theology particularly pertinent in out environmentally conscious age"--Provided by publisher.
Pp. 39-49, 233-36 in The Voice from the Whirlwind: Interpreting the Book of Job.
Ed. Leo G. Perdue ... "Intertextuality: Allusion and Vertical Context Systems in
Some Job Passages. ... 2003a. The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations
Author: Daniel J. Estes
In this work, Daniel Estes introduces students to the Old Testament poetical books--Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. Each chapter explores one of the five poetical books. Estes first summarizes some of the book's key issues. He then devotes the main portion of the chapter to an exposition of the book, interacting with major commentaries and recent studies. Each chapter concludes with an extensive bibliography, allowing for further exploration.Following in the tradition of Handbook on the Pentateuch (over sixty thousand copies sold), this valuable resource will help pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and Bible study leaders better understand the overall flow of each poetical book.
Hoffman , Yair 1981 . “ The Relation between the Prologue and the Speech -
Cycles in Job : A Reconsideration . ” VT 31 pp . 160 - 170 Hurvitz ... The Book of Job : A Contest of Moral Imaginations . New York : Oxford University Press . 2003
Author: Leslie S. Wilson
Publisher: University Press of Amer
The Book of Job deals with a variety of issues, on levels both superficial and profound. It has been the subject of scholarly debate and analysis ever since its inclusion in the Hebrew Bible. Scholars and theologians have set forth a variety of theories to explain the "human condition" and justify the actions of the Divine toward humanity. The material differences in attempts by scholars to translate the Book of Job are evidence that these theories cannot be supported. The author of the Book of Job employs a unique intertextual code. The code hides a sophisticated agenda that includes not simply the interaction of the Divine and humanity, but also the quality of this interaction. The programmatic investigation by the author reflects also contemporary politico-religious conflicts among Jews of 2nd Century BCE Palestine. Dr. Wilson uncovers the intertextual cipher and opens the window to a single coherent solution to the meaning and intent of the Book of Job.