Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics.


Verlag: Oxford University Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 0199569053 / ISBN 13: 9780199569052
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Oxford University Press, 2009. 356p. Hardback. The book provides excellent background for anyone working or teaching in the area of Bible and ecology. It covers much groundhistorically, theologically, and exegeticallywith admirable brevity and great clarity; the superb bibliography points the way for further work Ellen F. Davis, Interpretation |a 19/12/14 (Publisher's information). Condition: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38899

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Inhaltsangabe: In the context of growing concern over climate change and other environmental pressures, Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics explores what an ecological reading of the biblical text can contribute to contemporary environmental ethics. The Judaeo-Christian tradition has been held partly to blame for a negative attitude to creation - one that has legitimised the exploitative use of the earth's resources. Hilary Marlow explores some of the thinking in the history of the Christian tradition that has contributed to such a perception, before discussing a number of approaches to reading the Old Testament from an ecological perspective.

Through a detailed exegetical study of the texts of the biblical prophets Amos, Hosea, and First Isaiah, Marlow examines the portrayal of the relationship between YHWH the God of Israel, humanity and the non-human creation. In the course of this exegesis, searching questions emerge: what are the various understandings of the non-human creation that are present in the text? What assumptions are made about YHWH's relationship to the created world and how he acts within it? And what effect do the actions and choices of human beings have on the created world?

Following this close textual study, Marlow examines the problem of deriving ethical norms from the biblical text and discusses some key ethical debates in contemporary environmental theory. The book explores the potential contribution of the biblical exegesis to such debates and concludes by proposing an inter-relational model for reading the Old Testament prophets in the light of contemporary environmental ethics.

About the Author:
Hilary Marlow is a Research Associate in theology and the environment at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St Edmunds College, Cambridge. She also teaches biblical Hebrew to undergraduates in the Faculty of Divinity and sometimes lectures on the biblical prophets for the Cambridge Theological Federation. She completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge in 2007. This is her first full-length monograph. She has a longstanding and close connection with the Christian environmental charity A Rocha, and is currently on the operations team of the John Ray Initiative.

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Verlag: Oxford University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Oxford Univ Pr, 2009. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Wie neu - In the context of growing concern over climate change, Hilary Marlow explores what an ecological reading of the biblical text can contribute to contemporary environmental ethics. Includes a survey of creation theology in church history and a detailed exegetical study of the texts of the biblical prophets Amos, Hosea and First Isaiah. 338 pp. Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. INF1000929587

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