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Haggai (Readings - A New Biblical Commentary) [Hardcover]

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Item description for Haggai (Readings - A New Biblical Commentary) by Tim Meadowcroft...

This new commentary is organized around a distinctive discourse analysis of the small prophetic book of Haggai, and an appreciation of its tightly crafted narrative. Identifying six discrete oracles from the prophet Haggai, Meadowcroft structures his analysis of the narrative around those six oracles. Thematically, the centre of Haggai's prophecy is the role of the temple within the life of the people of God. The desolation of the temple is bound up with the desolation of the land and the desolation of the people on the land. Rebuilding the temple will be the means to break the cycle of desolation. But things are more complex than that. Rebuilding the temple must happen within the fraught imperial context; and rebuilding the temple will foreground a tension between institutional life and the life of the Spirit. Contextualizing Haggai in today's world, Meadowcroft offers an extensive prolegomenon on reading Haggai as scripture. In it he hears a challenge to the Church in the West and a call to rediscover humanity's priestly role in the temple of an environment under threat of desolation.

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Pages   276
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   1.24 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 18, 2006
Publisher   Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd
ISBN  1905048599  
ISBN13  9781905048595  

Availability  121 units.
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More About Tim Meadowcroft

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tim Meadowcroft is senior lecturer in biblical studies and hTim Meadowcroft is senior lecturer in biblical studies and head of the School of Theology, Mission and Ministry at Laidlead of the School of Theology, Mission and Ministry at Laidlaw College, Auckland. His books include a commentary on Haggaw College, Auckland. His books include a commentary on Haggai and a coauthored commentary on Daniel. ai and a coauthored commentary on Daniel.

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > Old Testament
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General

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