Download Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, by John T. Fitzgerald, Fika J. van Rensburg, Herrie F. van Rooy PDF

By John T. Fitzgerald, Fika J. van Rensburg, Herrie F. van Rooy

ISBN-10: 1589834011

ISBN-13: 9781589834019

Animosity in its a number of types, together with enmity, conflict, murder, family violence, spiritual hostility, and retaliation, is a perennial challenge that has plagued each kind of interpersonal and foreign dating because the sunrise of human life. The essays during this quantity, providing views from 3 continents, research how animosity is known and offered within the biblical textual content and its historic and literary contexts. The authors realize even as that the Bible itself and the way it's been used have occasionally contributed to the matter of animosity and therefore search to glean any insights that will tackle this challenge within the modern global, which at the present time is a urgent international problem. The individuals are Henk Bakker, Paul B. Decock, John T. Fitzgerald, J. J. Fritz Kr??ger, Outi Lepp?¤, Dirk G. van der Merwe, Marius Nel, Eric Peels, Jeremy Punt, Fika J. van Rensburg, Rainer G. H. Reuter, Herrie F. van Rooy, Eben Scheffler, and Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman.

Show description

Read Online or Download Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives PDF

Similar criticism & interpretation books

The Challenge of Bible Translation

An In-Depth examine Bible Translation -The matters, concerns, and methods -The background -The fine details of the interpretation job With a succeed in that covers the total globe, the Bible is the best-selling, so much earnestly studied e-book of all time. it's been translated into good over 1,000 languages, from these of world achieve comparable to English, French, and Arabic, to a myriad of remoted tribal tongues.

Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Scrolls of affection is a ebook of unions. Edited by way of a Jew and a Christian who're united by way of a shared ardour for the Bible and a standard literary hermeneutic, it joins biblical scrolls and gathers round them a various neighborhood of interpreters. It brings jointly Ruth and the tune of Songs, probably disparate texts of the Hebrew Bible, and reads them via a few of the methodological and theological views.

Understanding Hermeneutics

This sequence offers brief, obtainable and vigorous advent to the most important colleges, activities and traditions in philosophy and the heritage of rules because the starting of the Enlightenment. All books within the sequence are written for undergraduates assembly the topic for the 1st time. Hermeneutics issues itself with the speculation of knowing and the translation of language.

Autorschaft und Interpretation. Methodische Grundlagen einer philologischen Hermeneutik

Als Beitrag zur weiteren Systematisierung und Ausdifferenzierung der literaturwissenschaftlichen Hermeneutik fragt die Studie nach der Rolle des Autors und der Autorintentionen für die Interpretation literarischer Texte, um zu zeigen, dass hinter der Problematisierung des Autors in vielen Fällen die Problematisierung der Interpretation von Texten überhaupt steht.

Additional resources for Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives

Example text

In vv. 1 and 7). Genesis 4 shows a clear internal coherence via the mention of community, pregnancy, and birth in verses 1, 17, and 25, the reprise of verse 15 in verse 24, and the inclusio of the invocation of the name of Yahweh in verses 1 and 26. At the same time, the pericope of verses 1–16 makes one neat unit with its own plot, starting with the mention of Cain’s rise “with Yahweh” (v. 1) and ending with his downfall “out of Yahweh’s presence” (v. 16). The text itself consists of an alternation of narrative and dialogue: 1–5, introduction; 6–7, first dialogue; 8, outrage; 9–15a, second dialogue; 15b–16, closing.

Cain’s answer is not a request, but a complaint and a protest. The murderer is afraid of being murdered. ’ ”41 These words form a solemn general verdict42 and bring about an unexpected turn in the story: even he who commits fratricide is put under divine protection. 5. Third Scene: The End (Gen 4:15b–16) The divine promise of judicial protection is confirmed to Cain in an almost sacramental manner by means of a mark. I deal with this mark in more detail in §5 below. In verse 16 the end of the story is told: Cain leaves, away from the countenance of Yahweh.

It is not entirely clear in which way the passage deals with the theme of sin. Most exegetes interpret the text as a reference to the threatening power of sin, which almost demonically tries to ensnare Cain completely in its power. 27 Or does the text contain the idea that for Cain, his brother Abel is the “door” 24. See also Gen 34:7; 1 Sam 18:8; Neh 4:1. Given, among other things, these parallels, the interpretation of Mynp lpn as an indication of a despondency must be rejected, contra Mayer I.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.71 of 5 – based on 26 votes