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For the love of God : the Bible as an open book

For the love of God : the Bible as an open book

Author: Alicia Ostriker
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"For the Love of God is a re-interpretation of six essential biblical texts: The Song of Songs, the Book of Ruth, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Jonah, and Job. In prose that is personal and probing, analytically acute and compellingly readable, Ostriker sees these writings as "counter-texts," deviating from convention yet deepening and enriching the Bible, our images of God, and our own potential spiritual lives. Attempting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Ostriker
ISBN: 9780813542003 0813542006 9780813545035 081354503X
OCLC Number: 85162011
Description: xii, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Song of Songs : a holy of holies --
The book of Ruth and the love of the land --
Psalm and anti-Psalm : a personal interlude --
Ecclesiastes as witness --
Jonah : the book of the question --
Job : the open book.
Responsibility: Alicia Suskin Ostriker.
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Interprets six essential Biblical texts. This book shows how the Bible embraces sexuality and skepticism, boundary crossing and challenges to authority, how it illuminates the human psyche and  Read more...


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In For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book, Alicia Ostriker tears away the encrusted interpretations of the Hebrew Bible and reveals new ones that restore its mythic power and vision. - Howard Read more...

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