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In God's Shadow

Politics in the Hebrew Bible


Συγγραφέας: Walzer Michael
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300180442
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 224
Διαστάσεις: 19x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2012

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "In God's Shadow"

One of our most distinguished political theorists deliberates on the politics of the Bible and arrives at unexpected conclusions In this eagerly awaited book, political theorist Michael Walzer reports his findings after decades of thinking about the politics of the Hebrew Bible. Attentive to nuance while engagingly straightforward, Walzer examines the laws, the histories, the prophecies, and the wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on such central political questions as justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile. Because there are many biblical writers with differing views, pluralism is a central feature of biblical politics. Yet pluralism, Walzer observes, is never explicitly defended in the Bible; indeed, it couldn't be defended since God's word had to be as singular as God himself. Yet different political regimes are described in the biblical texts, and there are conflicting political arguments-and also a recurrent anti-political argument: if you have faith in God, you have no need for strong institutions, prudent leaders, or reformist policies. At the same time, however, in the books of law and prophecy, the people of Israel are called upon to overcome oppression and "let justice well up like water, righteousness like an unfailing stream."


Συγγραφέας/εις: Walzer Michael
Κατηγορία: θρησκεία
ISBN: 9780300180442
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 04/05/2012
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Hardback
Σελίδες: 224
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 524 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 19x2x16 cm

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