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Bibil Identifier bibil:247273
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Biblical Terror
Title (English, ) Why Law and Restoration in the Bible Depend Upon Fear
Author Cataldo, Jeremiah W.
Series T&T Clark International Theological Commentary
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 40168
Place 221.07
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-56767-081-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
258 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract For biblical authors and readers, law and restoration are central concepts in the Bible, but they were not always so. To trace out the formation of those biblical concepts as elements in defensive strategies, Cataldo uses as conversational starting points theories from Zizek, Foucault and Deleuze, all of whom emphasize relation and difference. This work argues that the more modern assumption that biblical authors wrote their texts presupposing a central importance for those concepts is backwards. On the contrary, law and restoration were made central only through and after the writing of the biblical texts - in particular, those that were concerned with protecting the community from threats to its identity as the "remnant". Modern Bible readers, Cataldo argues, must renegotiate how they understand law and restoration and come to terms with them as concepts that emerged out of more selfish concerns of a community on the margins of imperial political power.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Monotheism
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