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Bibil Identifier bibil:201255
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Le sanctuaire de l'Amour au coeur du territoire
Title (French, ) Le territoire et le sacré dans la tradition judéo-chrétienne
Author Barros, Marcelo
Journal Théologiques. Revue de la Faculté de théologie de l'Université de Montréal (Volume: 16, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language French
Pages 25-38 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Article traduit du portugais par Marc Girard.
Abstract This paper proposes a new reading of the biblical tradition’s understanding of the concept of “land” in light of environmental questions as well as peasant and native peoples’ struggles for land ownership, understood not merely as property and a source of socioeconomic conflicts but foremost as gift and “sacrament” of divine motherhood. Ancient Near-Eastern cultures linked the land to the cult of a god whose sanctuary was located therein. The author follows the singular itinerary of the Hebrew people who inhabit a promised land and whose relationship to God implies that justice be done. In the Second Testament, Christ becomes the promised inheritance, not as a substitute to the land, but as a pathway, a shepherd to the Realm, a “new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3 :13). In conclusion, the author derives a number of “liberating” consequences from his analysis for a contemporary interpretation of the link between the land and the sacred.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Earth / Land
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : World View / Cosmology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Latin America
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ecology
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