Readings from the Perspective of the Earth by Norman C. Habel
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Readings from the Perspective of the Earth
By Norman C. Habel

Readings from the Perspective of the Earth

The Earth Bible ; 1

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Readings from the Perspective of the Earth by Norman C. Habel

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This volume introduces the hermeneutical approach and ecojustice principles developed by the Earth Bible project team. Following this approach, biblical scholars illustrate how a reading of the biblical text from the perspective of Earth yields fresh insights. Though the text may seem anthropocentric, these studies are able to retrieve evidence of the living voice and intrinsic value of Earth. It is an approach that can be harmonized with other recognized critical approaches to the Bible, from historical criticism to ecofeminist criticism. The texts chosen are from many parts of the Bible (Psalms, Prophets, Gospels, Romans, Revelation) and the intertestamental literature (Tobit and Wisdom of Solomon).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841270845
ISBN-10: 1841270849
Format: Paperback
(156mm x 234mm x 14mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Norman C. Habel

Norman C. Habel is Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Theology, Science and Culture at Flinders University of South Australia.

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