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Weighing hearts : character, judgment, and the ethics of reading the Bible

Author: Stuart Lasine
Publisher: New York, NY : T & T Clark International, ©2012.
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 568.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows how readers evaluate characters in biblical narrative by integrating approaches native to social psychology, literary theory, and moral philosophy.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Lasine
ISBN: 9780567430816 0567430812
OCLC Number: 757480208
Description: xviii, 302 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : seeing with the eyes of evaluation --
Searching the innermost parts : consciousness, self, and mental space in ancient literature --
When should we psychologize? : evaluating character in redacted biblical texts --
Prophecy without personality : lionized prophets and the power of lying in 1 Kings 13 and 20 --
Prophecy, personality, and death : psychologizing Elijah --
Reassessing the character of condemned kings : new perspectives on Jeroboam and Jehoram --
Kings wicked and weak : the characterization of Ahab in comparative perspective --
The witnessing heart : self-evaluation in the stories of Job and King David --
Art thou the man? : judging King David and judging ourselves.
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 568.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Responsibility: Stuart Lasine.

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