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Micah

Author: Julia M O'Brien; Project Muse.
Publisher: Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2015]
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This volume brings gender studies to bear on Micah's powerful rhetoric, interpreting the book within its ancient and modern contexts. Julia M. O'Brien traces resonances of Micah's language within the Persian Period community in which the book was composed, evaluating recent study of the period and the dynamics of power reflected in ancient sources. Also sampling the books reception by diverse readers in various time  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia M O'Brien; Project Muse.
ISBN: 9780814681862 0814681867 9780814681619 0814681611
OCLC Number: 995301785
Notes: "A Michael Glazier book."
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso en línea (lxii, 141 páginas ))
Contents: Foreword: "Tell it on the mountain" --
or, "And you shall tell your daughter [as well]" / Athalya Brenner-Idan --
Editor's introduction to Wisdom commentary: "She is a breath of the power of God" (Wis 7:25) / Barbara E. Reid --
Author's introduction: Putting Micah in context. Micah's date / Matthew Coomber --
Micah 1-3: Judgments against female cities and male leaders. Women and land seizure in Micah / Matthew Coomber. God, the "breaker" of injustice in Zimbabwe / Beauty Maenzanise. Micah's intertext: Nehemiah and power / Tracey Cox --
Micah 4-5: Exaltation of daughter Jerusalem and her king. The universality of Micah 4 and modern Jerusalem / Deborah Weissman. Daugter Zion the thresher / Jennifer J. Williams. Excursus: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820; United Nations Security Council Resolution 2122. Excursus: Early Christian interpretation of Micah 4-5 / Julia M. O'Brien. Reading Micah 5 in modern Bethlehem / Viola Raheb --
Micah 6-7: YHWH's lawsuit and daughter Jerusalem's response. Excursus: Miriam matters / Julia M. O'Brien. Miriam and women's leadership / Deborah Weissman. "Miriam the speechwriter / Janet Ruth Falon. "We all stood together" / Merle Feld. Justice and power / Matthew Coomber. Justice and structural change / Kharma Amos. Justice in biblical perspective / Karen Labacqz. Institute for Women's Policy Research fact sheet, April 2014. Exursus: The irony of walls / Julia M. O'Brien. Excursus: Shepherd imagery in the Bible / Julia M. O'Brien --
Conclusion: A feminist response to Micah's theology.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: Julia M. O'Brien ; Carol J. Dempsey, volume editor ; Barbara E. Reid, OP, general editor.

Abstract:

This volume brings gender studies to bear on Micah's powerful rhetoric, interpreting the book within its ancient and modern contexts. Julia M. O'Brien traces resonances of Micah's language within the Persian Period community in which the book was composed, evaluating recent study of the period and the dynamics of power reflected in ancient sources. Also sampling the books reception by diverse readers in various time periods, she considers the real-life implications of Micah's gender constructs. By bringing the ancient and modern contexts of Micah into view, the volume encourages readers to reflect on the significance of Micah's construction of the world. Micah's perspective on sin, salvation, the human condition, and the nature of YHWH affects the way people live -- in part by shaping their own thought and in part by shaping the power structures in which they live. O'Brien's engagement with Micah invites readers to discern in community their own hopes and dreams: What is justice? What should the future look like? What should we hope for?

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"The offer of the Wisdom Commentary, with its accent on feminist reading, is welcome and much needed. Julia O'Brien has invested her entire academic career in a probe of that question, so that she is Read more...

 
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