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Biblical TruthsThe Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century

Dale B. Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300222838
eISBN:
9780300227918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300222838.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Biblical Truths addresses the question, How can a thinking person of the 21st century, who accepts the conclusions of modern science, historiography, and “facts,” continue to confess the traditional ... More

Holy ResilienceThe Bible's Traumatic Origins

Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins

David M. Carr

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300204568
eISBN:
9780300210248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204568.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book suggests that human trauma gave birth to the Bible. The Bible's ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their ... More

The House of the MotherThe Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry

Cynthia R Chapman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300197945
eISBN:
9780300224801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197945.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book reevaluates the biblical house of the father (bêt ’āb) in light of the anthropological critique of the patrilineal model. It uncovers and defines the contours of an underappreciated yet ... More

The Responsive SelfPersonal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods

Susan Niditch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300166361
eISBN:
9780300166538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book deals with matters of self-representation and the presentation of selves. How does late-biblical literature portray individuals’ emotions, disappointments, desires, and doubts within ... More

A Spiritual Economy

A Spiritual Economy

Thomas R. Blanton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300220407
eISBN:
9780300225143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220407.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Utilizing theories of gift exchange from Seneca to Marcel Mauss and beyond, Thomas Blanton explains the operation of the gift economy at work in the letters of Paul of Tarsus. The book shows how Paul ... More

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