Item description for Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Shoah: Engaging Holocaust Theology by Marvin A. Sweeney...
Is theology possible after the Shoah? Marvin Sweeney challenges biblical theologians to take that question with utmost seriousness. Sweeney examines often ignored biblical texts where ancient Israel contemplated the problem of apparent divine absence and "divine evil," and finds the perspective of post-Holocaust theology an indispensable interpretive resource. In biblical stories like those of Abraham, Moses, Jeroboam, Manasseh, Josiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Esther, Job, and more, Sweeney finds the recognition "that human beings cannot always depend upon God to act to ensure righteousness in the world." The insistence, common among Holocaust theologians, that human beings must assume their own responsibility for doing justice and righteousness in the world is, Sweeney argues, powerfully present already in the Bible itself. This book is an important contribution to modern biblical theology and to Holocaust theology as well.
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Christian Century - 06/16/2009 page 32
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 6, 2008
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0800638492 ISBN13 9780800638498
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More About Marvin A. Sweeney
Marvin A. Sweeney is professor of Hebrew Bible at Claremont School of Theology and professor of Tanak (Bible) at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California. His previous books include the FOTL volume on Isaiah 1-39 and Tanak: A Theological and Critical Introduction to the Jewish Bible.
Marvin A. Sweeney was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Claremont Graduate University.
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