The Death of Herod
An Essay in the Sociology of Religion
By (author) Professor Richard K. Fenn
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Death of Herod by Professor Richard K. Fenn
Book DescriptionThis 1992 work is intended to be a 'taster' to sociological method for students of the New Testament. Richard Fenn demonstrates how fruitful the relationship between the social sciences and biblical studies can be when sociological method is imaginatively applied to the New Testament. Fenn's point of departure is the particular historical event of the death of Herod the Great. He focuses on Josephus' account of the trials of Herod's sons, the death of Herod himself, and the crisis of succession which followed his death. Josephus' account is shown to provide a rich sociological resource, in that he observes how speech was used to conceal rather than to convey individuals' true interests and commitments. His account also reveals the failure of the trial as a critically important institution for restoring confidence in public discourse. The result, the author argues, is the intensification of conflict within, and between, generations, at every level of Palestinian society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521414821
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Richard K. Fenn
Key Thinkers in the Sociology of Religion, Paperback (April 2009)
Focuses on foremost figures in the development of sociology of religion. This book ranges from the work of Max Weber, right up to that of contemporary writers such as Peter Berger and Niklas Luhmann. It is suitable for a student of sociology of religion.
Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion, Paperback (January 2003)
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Beyond Idols, Hardback (June 2001)
This study attempts to articulate the nature of a secular society, describe its benefits, and suggest the conditions under which such a society could emerge. To become secular, argues Fenn, is to open oneself and one's society to a wide range of possibilities, some interesting, some dreadful.
Time Exposure, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Professor Richard K. Fenn
This work looks at the way in which we experience time in secular societies. Fenn offers an exploration of our modern experience of time. He is particularly interested in the idea and experience of waiting, which he believes to be a defining characteristic of modern life.
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