God and earthly power : an Old Testament political theology: Genesis-Kings (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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God and earthly power : an Old Testament political theology: Genesis-Kings

Author: J G McConville
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2006.
Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 454.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In God and Earthly Power J. G. McConville considers the nature of human power in the light of belief in God. The Bible, and especially the Old Testament, is relevant to the question, not least because perceptions about the use of power in relation to God are often derived correctly or incorrectly from it. This book thus aims to address a world in which God's power is often invoked, from quite different quarters, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J G McConville
ISBN: 1281802573 9781281802576 9786611802578 6611802576 0567001121 9780567001122
OCLC Number: 1162014385
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (213 p.).
Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 READING THE OLD TESTAMENT POLITICALLY; Chapter 2 THE OLD TESTAMENT AS CULTURAL CRITIQUE; Chapter 3 THE JUDGE OF ALL THE EARTH: GENESIS; Chapter 4 FROM TYRANNY TO FREEDOM: EXODUS-NUMBERS; Chapter 5 A POLITICAL NATION: DEUTERONOMY; Chapter 6 POSSESSING LAND: JOSHUA; Chapter 7 THE THREAT FROM WITHIN: JUDGES; Chapter 8 MONARCHY: 1 AND 2 SAMUEL; Chapter 9 WHAT IS ISRAEL? 1 AND 2 KINGS; Chapter 10 CONCLUSION: AN OLD TESTAMENT POLITICAL THEOLOGY; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Subjects; Index of Authors
Series Title: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies, 454.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Responsibility: J.G. McConville.

Abstract:

In God and Earthly Power J. G. McConville considers the nature of human power in the light of belief in God. The Bible, and especially the Old Testament, is relevant to the question, not least because perceptions about the use of power in relation to God are often derived correctly or incorrectly from it. This book thus aims to address a world in which God's power is often invoked, from quite different quarters, in order to justify political and military action. McConville's interpretation of the Old Testament focuses on Deuteronomy and the narrative in which it is set, because these are esp.

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