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Riassunto: In Reconciling Violence and Kingship, Michelson argues that a literary reading of Judges to 1 Samuel reveals a deep rooted and intentional ambivalence towards kingship, due to its intimate connection with socially permissible violence. Michelson expertly constructs a picture of the difficult emergence of the concept of Kingship in ancient Israel, culminating in its establishment as a sacred institution with the anointing of Saul. Michelson uses a literary method to examine the use of civil and institutionalized violence in the biblical narratives of Abimelech, the Levite and the concubine, and Saul. This reveals a society in which institutionalized violence is permissible in order to curb the 'chaotic' social violence which threatens the survival of communities. The 'chaos' is quelled with the reconciling establishment of kingship. The work of the French critic Rene Girard allows Michelson to shed light on the fact that institutionalized violence does not lead to social dissolution, but to social tension. A fascinating literary and anthropological study of one of the bloodier sections of the Bible, this work will enhance the understanding of theologians and historians concerned with kingship and violence in the Israeli narrative in this refreshing analysis.
L'autore: Marty Alan Michelson is Professor of Old Testament at Southern Nazarene University. Michelson earned his PhD in Ancient Jewish History & Literature (Manchester, UK) and has earned graduate degrees in Psychology and Theology. Michelson teaches integrative courses that deal with issues of human personhood, peacemaking, ecological and global stewardship, and Shoah/genocide studies. Michelson founded and directs the Eupan Global Initiative and has worked as a pastor to inner-city congregations.
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Descrizione libro James Clarke & Co. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Good. 0227680138 TITLE: RECONCILING VIOLENCE & KINGSHIPAUTHOR: MICHELSON, MARTY ALANISBN 10: 0227680138ISBN 13: 9780227680131BINDING: PaperbackPUBLICATION DATE: 2012PAGES: 230DESCRIPTION: Used book in good or better condition. Books weighing more than 4 pounds require extra postage. Codice libro della libreria R0227680131
Descrizione libro James Clarke and Co Ltd, 2012. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria LW-9780227680131
Descrizione libro James Clarke & Co, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0227680138
Descrizione libro James Clarke, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 240 pages. 8.90x5.98x0.63 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0227680138