Item description for Rhetoric And Social Justice in Isaiah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies) by Mark C. a. Gray...
Rhetoric ad Social Justice in Isaiah applies a literary methodology to the book of Isaiah in order critically to explore the nature and sources of the social justice encoded in the world created by the text. After a close reading of Isaiah 1: 16 & 17, Gray establishes grounds for a trajectory to Isaiah 58, preparatory to examining if it offers a deepening of the concept of social justice in the Isaianic corpus. Gray raises the issue of divine reliability to assess the impact on the theme of social justice of the rhetoric of universal punishment by the divine/prophetic voice. He evaluates the ways the stark Isaianic dichotomy between reliance on God and anything of human origin is affected by trust in God being destabilized: if trust in God is demonstrated to be difficult on account of legitimate doubts about divine justice, then the way is opened for retaining an active human role in the search for justice. Gray demonstrates the ways that social justice attains primacy in Isaiah, the ways that humanity if given a role in pursuing social justice, and the ways that Isaiah 58 impinges upon the idea of social justice within the book as a whole. >
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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.88" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 19, 2006
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd.
ISBN 0567027619 ISBN13 9780567027610
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More About Mark C. a. Gray
Mark Gray is the author of Amnon: A Chip Off the Old Block? Rhetorical Strategy in 2 Samuel 13: 7-15 The Rape of Tamar and the Humiliation of the Poor.
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red526 May 2, 2008
I recognize that this book was originally a doctoral dissertation. But, even so, there is no excuse for all the jargon. One is required to plow through mounds of "high-tone" verbiage to get to any significant information. My high hopes for the usefulness of this book were almost totally unmet. Added to all of the above failings is the outrageous price tag of nearly $100.00.