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Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament : history, hermeneutics, and ideology / Will Stalder.

Stalder, Will. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament.
Christians > West Bank.
Palestinian Arabs > West Bank > Religion.
Bible -- Hermeneutics.
Hermeneutics -- Religious aspects.
Religion.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781451496758
  • ISBN: 1451496753
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (448 pages).
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2015.

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Formatted Contents Note: Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament; Palestinian Christians and the Old Testament; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; 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 TestamentA Prescription for a Palestinian Christian Hermeneutic of the Old Testament; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: The foundation of the modern State of Israel in 1948 was spiritually catastrophic for many Palestinian Christians. The characters, names, events, and places of the Old Testament took on new significance with the newly formed political state; vast portions of the text became difficult. Stalder asks how Palestinian Christians have read the Old Testament in the period before and under the British Mandate and in light of the foundation of the modern State of Israel, outlining a future hermeneutic that respects religious communities without writing off the Old Testament prematurely.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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