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Social identity in Nahum : a theological-ethical enquiry /
Jan Petrus Bosman.
edition
1st Gorgias Press ed.
imprint
Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2008.
description
xvii, 286 p.
ISBN
1607240017 (alk. paper), 9781607240013 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2008.
isbn
1607240017 (alk. paper)
9781607240013 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Relevance of the study -- Outline of the argument -- The social dimension of the study -- Aims and objectives of the study -- Dimensions of the research -- Problem and hypothesis -- Epistemological dimension -- A multidimensional methodology -- Introduction to a multidimensional approach -- Reading texts multidimensionally -- Studying Old Testament prophecy -- Studying Old Testament prophets -- The prophets and social sciences -- Context, liberation, and ideological criticism -- Method -- Identity in ancient Israel -- The concepts of identity and ancient Israel -- Research overview of identity in ancient Israel -- Focus on the religious identity of ancient Israel -- Focus on the national/political identity of ancient Israel -- Focus on the ethnic identity of ancient Israel -- Focus on the Hebrew gram identity of ancient Israel -- Social identity and ancient Israel -- What is social identity? -- Social identity theory -- Self-categorization theory -- The importance of textual identities -- Working premises on social identity -- Nahum : background -- Nahum as oracle concerning the nations -- Overview of OCN research -- The book of Nahum as OCN -- Nahum research : overview and problems -- The unity and structure of the Book -- The dating of the book of Nahum -- Historical situation I : the Assyrian crisis -- The Assyrian Empire -- Judah in the Assyrian crisis -- Nahum and social iidentity in the Assyrian crisis -- Social identity construction in the Assyrian crisis -- Nahum 1:9-14; 2:2-3:19 and social identity in the Assyrian crisis -- Nahum 1:1 superscription -- Nahum 1:9-14 ambiguous prophetic judgment and salvation discourses -- Nahum 2:2-3:19 description of doom for Assyria -- Social identity construction in the Assyrian crisis -- Nahum and social identity in the exile/post-exile -- Historical context II : the exilic/post-exilic age -- The idea of exile and restoration -- Life in exilic/post-exilic times -- The Deutero-Isaiah group -- Ancient
Israel's scriptural traditions -- Social identity construction in the exilic/post-exilic time -- Nahum 1:2-8; 2:1 and social identity in the post-exilic era -- Nahum 1:2-8 theophanic broken acrostic Yahweh-hymn -- Nahum 2:1 salvation for Judah -- Nahum and the Book of the Twelve -- The unity of the Book of the Twelve -- Nahum and the end-redaction of the Book of the Twelve -- The reception of Nahum -- Summary and conclusions : social identity construction in exilic/post-exilic times -- Nahum, social identity and theological ethics -- Introduction: Why theological ethics -- A theological-ethical model : responsible liberatory identity ethics -- Old Testament theological-ethical models -- Barton and natural law -- Levinas and responsibility -- Social identity and ethics -- A theological ethics of responsibility, identity, and liberation -- The theological ethics of Nahum -- Theological ethics in Nahum -- Theological ethics in the use of Nahum -- What was the problem? -- What strategy has been used to study the problem anew? -- What are the main conclusions of the study? -- Themes for further research.
catalogue key
6804472
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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First Chapter
The Book of Nahum's moving and disturbing poetry provides a prophetical glimpse on the social identity dynamics of ancient Israel. A multidimensional reading of Nahum leads to a theological-ethical model for interpreting uncomfortable texts like the oracles concerning the nations.

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The Book of Nahum's moving and disturbing poetry provides a prophetical glimpse on the social identity dynamics of ancient Israel. A multidimensional reading of Nahum leads to a theological-ethical model for interpreting uncomfortable texts like the oracles concerning the nations.

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