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Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Ecology

Marlow, Hilary

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Ecology

Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Ecology

Oxford Handbooks: The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Ecology

 

Does the Bible have anything to contribute to contemporary concerns about the environment? This collection of essays on the Bible and ecology explores biblical texts and their interpretation in the light of ecological issues.


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Environmental issues are an ever-increasing focus of public discourse and have proved concerning to religious groups as well as society more widely. Among biblical scholars, criticism of the Judeo-Christian tradition for its part in the worsening crisis has led to a small but growing field of study on ecology and the Bible. This volume in the Oxford Handbook series makes a significant contribution to this burgeoning interest in ecological hermeneutics, incorporating
the best of international scholarship on ecology and the Bible. The Handbook comprises 30 individual essays on a wide range of relevant topics by established and emerging scholars. Arranged in four sections, the volume begins with a historical overview before tackling some key methodological issues.
The second, substantial, section comprises thirteen essays offering detailed exegesis from an ecological perspective of selected biblical books. This is followed by a section exploring broader thematic topics such as the Imago Dei and stewardship. Finally, the volume concludes with a number of essays on contemporary perspectives and applications, including political and ethical considerations.

The editors Hilary Marlow and Mark Harris have drawn on their experience in Hebrew Bible and New Testament respectively to bring together a diverse and engaging collection of essays on a subject of immense relevance. Its accessible style, comprehensive scope, and range of material means that the volume is a valuable resource, not only to students and scholars of the Bible but also to religious leaders and practitioners.


ISBN
9780190606732
Pagina's
480
Verschenen
Serie
Oxford Handbooks
NUR
700
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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