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Readings from the perspective of Earth / edited by Norman C. Habel.

Habel, Norman C. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Ecology > Religious aspects.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567610430
  • ISBN: 0567610438
  • ISBN: 1283201097
  • ISBN: 9781283201094
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (279 pages).
  • Publisher: Cleveland : Pilgrim Press ; ©2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-264) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introducing the Earth Bible / Norman Habel -- Guiding ecojustice principles / The Earth Bible Team -- Ecofeminist contributions to an ecojustice hermeneutics / Heather Eaton -- Sketches for Earth readings of the Book of Amos / David Jobling and Nathan Loewen -- Messengers in the sky / Edgar W. Conrad -- The Earth story in Jeremiah 12 / Terence E. Fretheim -- Psalm 8 : an apology for domination / Keith Carley -- Angels, bird-droppings and fish liver : the Earth story in Tobit / William J. Urbrock -- The wisdom of Solomon / Dianne Bergant -- An Earth Bible reading of the Lord's prayer : Matthew 6.9-13 / Vicky Balabanski -- A transformative struggle towards the divine dream : an ecofeminist reading of Matthew 11 / Elaine M. Wainwright -- 'And on Earth, peace ... ' (Luke 2.14) : Luke's perspectives on the Earth / Michael Trainor -- Creation groaning : an Earth bible reading of Romans 8.18-22 / Brendan Byrne -- The goodness and holiness of the Earth and the whole creation (1 Timothy 4.1-5) / Paul Treblico -- 'Burning the land' : an ecojustice reading of Hebrews 6.7-8 / Iutisone Salevao -- Setting aside the ladder to heaven : Revelation 21.1-22.5 from the perspective of the Earth / Duncan Reid.
Summary: This volume introduces the hermeneutical approach and ecojustice principles developed by the Earth Bible project team. Following this approach, biblical scholars illustrate how a reading of the biblical text from the perspective of Earth yields fresh insights. Though the text may seem anthropocentric, these studies are able to retrieve evidence of the living voice and intrinsic value of Earth. It is an approach that can be harmonized with other recognized critical approaches to the Bible, from historical criticism to ecofeminist criticism. The texts chosen are from many parts of the Bible (Psa.
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