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Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament [electronic resource] : history, hermeneutics, and ideology / Will Stalder.

Stalder, Will, (author.). Project Muse, (distributor.). Project Muse. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism and interpretation.
Religion and politics > Palestine.
Hermeneutics > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Christians > Palestine.
Palestinian Arabs > Religion.

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  • ISBN: 9781451496758
  • ISBN: 1451496753
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxiii, 422 pages) :) illustrations.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis [Minnesota] : Fortress Press, [2015]

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General Note: Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Aberdeen, 2012.
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-393) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface -- Introduction -- Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament: hermeneutics -- The elements of Palestinian Christian hermeneutics of the Old Testament -- Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament: history -- Palestinian Christianity and the dawn of Zionism -- Palestinian Christianity and the "promise" of a Jewish homeland -- Palestinian Christianity and the "catastrophe" of the modern state of Israel -- Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament: ideology -- Perspectives on Palestinian Christian hermeneutics of the Old Testament -- A prescription for a Palestinian Christian hermeneutic of the Old Testament -- Conclusion.
Restrictions on Access Note: Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
Summary: The foundation of the modern State of Israel in 1948 is commemorated by many Palestinians as a day of catastrophe. Many Palestinian Christians claim that the nakba was also spiritually catastrophic: the characters, names, events, and places of the Old Testament took on new significance with the newly formed political state, which caused vast portions of the text to become unusable in their eyes and be abandoned. Stalder asks how Palestinian Christians have read the Old Testament in the period before and under the British Mandate and now, in light of the foundation of the modern State of Israel, then contemplates how they might read these sacred texts in the future, interacting with proposals by Michael Prior, Charles Miller, and Gershon Nerel. His particular goal is to outline a possible hermeneutic that does not disregard the concerns of the respective religious communities without writing off the Old Testament prematurely.
Source of Description Note: Description based on print version record.
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