The People Called / Edition 1

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In this unique work, Paul Hanson traces the concept of "community" from its early biblical origins through the end of the apostolic age. This edition includes a chapter devoted to the contemporary implications of this concept and in his new introduction, the author further explores the importance of this theme.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664224455
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 588
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul D. Hanson is Florence Corliss Lamont Research Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he has taught since 1971.

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Table of Contents

I The Nature of This Study 1
II The Birth of the Yahwistic Notion of Community (Genesis 12-39, Exodus 1-15) 10
III The Growth of a Triadic Notion of Community (Exodus 19-23, Joshua, and Judges) 30
IV The Yahwistic Notion of Community Tested and Refined: The Age of Kings and Prophets (1 and 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, and the Psalms) 87
V Growth through Adversity: Prophecy and Kingship in the Northern Kingdom (Deuteronomy, 1 Kings, Amos, and Hosea) 136
VI A Variegated Portrait: The Contribution of Southern Kings, Prophets, and Sages to the Yahwistic Notion of Community (Kings, Chronicles, Isaiah, Micah, Jeremiah, Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes) 177
VII The Exile: Crisis and Reformulation (Ezekiel, the Priestly Writing, Isaiah 40-55) 215
VIII Return from Exile and Attempts to Reconstitute Community (Chronicles, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Isaiah 24-27, 56-66, and Ezekiel 38-39, 44) 253
IX The Consolidation of the Community Around the Torah (Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah) 291
X Witnesses to an Alternative Vision (Joel, Ruth, and Jonah) 312
XI The People of the Torah: From Ezra to the Maccabean Revolt (Judith and Ecclesiasticus) 325
XII Diverse Notions of Community in the Last Two Centuries B.C.E. (Daniel, 1 Maccabees) 340
XIII Community in the Teaching of Jesus (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) 382
XIV The Birth of the Church as Response to God's New Initiative (Matthew, John, James, 1 and 2 Timothy, and Luke - Acts) 427
XV The Biblical Notion of Community: Contemporary Implications 467
App Underlying Presuppositions and Method 519
A Select List of Related Books 547
General Index 553
Scripture Index 560
Index of Authors 563
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