Rescuing the Bible
By (author) Roland Boer
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Rescuing the Bible by Roland Boer
Book DescriptionWhat is the future for the Bible, one of the most important books in the world? In this manifesto, Roland Boer explores the idea that the Bible is an unruly and uncontrollable text that has been colonized by church, synagogue, and state. * Powerfully argues that the Bible needs to be rescued from its abuse by the religious and political right * Considers the history of revolutionary readings of the Bible, from Gerrard Winstanley to the present * Urges a role for the Bible in a new "worldly left": an alliance between the religious and secular left that can promote more progressive readings of the text * Concludes by offering a "political myth" from the Bible that condemns oppression, imagines a better society and celebrates the biblical themes of opposition and chaos.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405170208
(230mm x 155mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roland Boer
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In the Criticism of Heaven and Earth series's final volume Roland Boer presents his own views on Marxism and Theology.
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Roland Boer and Christina Petterson here produce a critical survey showing that the rise of capitalist theory was shaped by the way different economic philosophers - Smith, Hobbes, Grotius, Malthus, Locke - - read the Bible.
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Author Biography - Roland Boer
Roland Boer is Reader in the Centre for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University in Australia. He has written seven books on biblical, political and philosophical subjects.
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