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Bibil Identifier bibil:214627
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Scripture and the Field of Hate Studies: Traversing Biblical Landscapes
Author Guyette, Fred
Journal Biblical Theology Bulletin (Volume: 41, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 59-67 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The need for an interdisciplinary approach in the emerging field of hate studies has recently been highlighted by Kenneth Stern. His working definition describes both a “diagnostic” and a “preventive/restorative” task for hate studies. What themes might emerge from the Bible when it is read in light of hate studies? The Psalms give a realistic account of what it means to have an enemy. The stories of Dinah and the Sons of Shechem in Genesis 34 and of Cain’s Murder of Abel in Genesis 4 indicate that every human being stands in need of repentance and healing. David and Elisha each show that it is possible for enmity to give way to friendship and peace. The New Testament has many resources for diagnosing and transforming hate. A concluding section focuses on what Scripture has to say about (1) respect for human dignity, (2) friendship across sociological fault-lines, and (3) the connection between worship and justice.
DOI 10.1177/0146107909403650
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Enemy
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Enemy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Reconciliation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Reconciliation
Pericopes Genesis 34
Genesis 49
2 Kings 6,8-6,23
Revelation 22
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