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Poetic ethics in Proverbs : wisdom literature and the shaping of the moral self

Author: Anne W Stewart
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Book of Proverbs' frequent use of binary oppositions - righteous and wicked, wise and foolish - has led many to assume that its vision of the moral world is relatively simplistic. This study demonstrates that Proverbs in fact presents a remarkably sophisticated response to ethical questions of profound concern to the Israelite sages who crafted the book: what motivates human beings? How do they learn? How does  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne W Stewart
ISBN: 9781107119420 1107119421
OCLC Number: 919106370
Description: vii, 247 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Poetry, pedagogy, and ethos --
Part I. Character and Poetry. 2. Character ethics and the shaping of the self --
3. Form criticism and the way of poetry in Proverbs --
Part II. Models of Mûsār --
4. The model of rebuke --
5. The model of motivation --
6. The model of desire --
7. The model of imagination --
Part III. Narrative, Poetry, and Personhood. 8. Narrative, poetry, and personhood.
Responsibility: Anne W. Stewart, Princeton Theological Seminary.
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This study explores the sophisticated understanding of the formation of the moral self that emerges in the poetry of Proverbs.  Read more...

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