Item description for Ruth: A Continental Commentary (Continental Commentaries) (Continental Commentaries Series) by Andre LaCocque & K. C. Hanson...
Overview Countering xenophobia, the author of Ruth (possibly a woman) employs the concept of hesed ("kindness, loyalty, steadfast love") as a way to transcend national boundaries. Too, LaCocque focuses on redemption and levirate marriage as the two major legal issues in the story.
Publishers Description This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative book of Ruth appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. LaCocque combines historical, literary, feminist, and liberationist approaches in an engaging synthesis. He argues that the book was written in the post-exilic period and that the author was a woman. Countering the fears and xenophobia of many in Jerusalem, the biblical author employed the notion of h.esed (kindness, loyalty, steadfast love), which transcends any national boundaries. LaCocque focuses on redemption and levirate marriage as the two legal issues that recur throughout the text of Ruth. Ruth comes from the despised people of Moab but becomes a model for Israel. Boaz, converted to the model of steadfast love, becomes both redeemer and levir for Ruth and thus fulfills the Torah. In the conclusion to his study, the author sketches some parallels with Jesus' hermeneutics of the Law as well as postmodern problems and solutions.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.73" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.74" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Continental Commentaries
ISBN 0800695151 ISBN13 9780800695156
Availability 0 units.
More About Andre LaCocque & K. C. Hanson
Andre LaCocque is a professor emeritus of Old Testament at the Chicago Theological Seminary. Paul Ricouer is the John Nuveen Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School, the Department of Philosophy, and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. David Pellauer is a professor of philosophy at DePaul University.
Andre LaCocque currently resides in chicago, in the state of Illinois.