Wrestling the Word The Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Believer

ISBN-10: 0664230679

ISBN-13: 9780664230678

Edition: 2010

Authors: Carolyn J. Sharp

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This book for introductory Old Testament classes offers an appealing illustration of how faith and academic study can work together, motivating and equipping Christian believers to turn to the Old Testament as a profound resource for their daily negotiations of faith, identity, and culture. Throughout, Sharp focuses on the basic fundamentals that are a necessary part of every student's education.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Yale Divinity School, USA.

Wrestling the Word
Diverse Experiences and Goals of Reading
Rereading the Story of Jael and Sisera
What's at Stake in Different Ways of Reading
How and Why Do We Read?
Every Interpretation Is Shaped by Context
Arguing over the Author and History
Prior Assumptions and Intuitions
The Role of Tradition
Historical Inquiry
Literary Criticism
Reconfiguring Our Notions of History, Text, and Author
Julia Kristeva: Intertextuality and Foreignness
Emmanuel L�vinas: The Face of the Other and the Interruption of Discourse
One Truth or Many Voices? Literary Sources and the Integrity of the Text
The Yahwist Doesn't Have Many Friends on Facebook
Why Source Criticism?
Weaknesses of the Method
Around and Around We Go
The Elohist's Last Dance
Thinking Anew about Multiple Sources
Honoring Diverse Witnesses
Gratitude for Fruitful Tensions
The Ethics of Attending to Different Voices
Walter Brueggemann: Testimony and Countertestimony
Mikhail Bakhtin: Dialogical Reading
Foundational Narratives, History, and Voices from the Margins
Bias in Representation
The Mystery of Biblical History
Influences from Other Ancient Near Eastern Cultures
The Potential of Incarnational Theology
Diverse Cultural Expressions as Divine Gift
Debates about the Historicity of Exodus and Conquest Traditions
Dimensions of Truth
Redeemed for Obedience
Conflicting Assessments of David
History with Jael and Sisera
Insiders and Outsiders: Boundaries and the Theological Imagination
Acknowledging Our Situatedness
Liberation and Politics
Troubling Scripture Texts
Feminist and Womanist Readings
African and African American Biblical Hermeneutics
Queer Readings
Postcolonial Criticism
Jael and Sisera: Transgendered and Colonized
Wrestling the Word
Collaborative Diaspora Theology
Constructing and Reconstructing Your Own Reading Strategies
Scripture Index
Subject Index
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