Introduction to the Old Testament: A Liberation Perspectiveby Anthony R. Ceresko
This Thorough Revision and Updating of the Popular Introduction to the Old Testament Brings a Fresh New Look to a Classroom Classic. Introduction to the Old Testament Has Become a Favorite Text for Those Using a Liberative Approach to Biblical Studies. While Covering Standard Issues Such as Literary Formation of the Texts and Their Religious Themes, Ceresko Goes Behind the Texts to Uncover the Social Background and the Vital History of Competing Interests Reflected in the Scriptures.
Applying Norman Gottwald's Thesis on Israel's Origins, Ceresko Argues That Israel Was Formed Through a Process of Social Revolution, Inspired by the Memory of Runaway Slaves and Their Worship of a God Whose Cult Mandated Radical Social Equality and Justice. The Subsequent History is Viewed in Terms of the People's Faithfulness to This Covenant, Expressed Not Only in Worship But in the Practice of Justice and Mercy.
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