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Resolviendo : narratives of survival in the Hebrew Bible and in Cuba today

Author: Cristina García-Alfonso
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Studies in biblical literature, v. 132.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cristina Garcia-Alfonso proposes that the stories of Rahab, Jael, and Jephthah can be particularly enriched and give hope to contemporary contexts of hardship when they are read through the Cuban notion of resolviendo (survival). Using narrative criticism along with different contemporary approaches to the texts including feminist and post-colonial approaches, Garcia-Alfonso's readings of the biblical narratives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jephthah, (Biblical judge); Jephthah's daughter, (Biblical figure); Rahab, (Biblical figure); Jael, (Biblical figure); Jael, (Biblical figure); Jephthah, (Biblical judge); Jephthah's daughter, (Biblical figure); Rahab, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cristina García-Alfonso
ISBN: 9781433107047 143310704X
OCLC Number: 470819957
Description: xii, 119 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Resolviendo as a reality and a hermeneutical lens --
Ch. 2 Traveling to and in the text --
Ch. 3 Joshua 2:1-23 : the story of Rahab --
Ch. 4 Judges 4:1-23 : the story of Jael --
Ch. 5 Judges 10:6-12:7 : the story of Jephthah and his daughter.
Series Title: Studies in biblical literature, v. 132.
Responsibility: Cristina García-Alfonso.

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The story of Rahab ("Joshua 2") has traditionally been interpreted as the account of a foreign woman and prostitute who changes the course of her life when she converts to Yahweh. In this book, the  Read more...

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