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Social identity in Nahum: a theological-ethical enquiry 1 edition

Social identity in Nahum
Jan Petrus Bosman

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Social identity in Nahum
a theological-ethical enquiry
1st Gorgias Press ed.
Jan Petrus Bosman.

Published 2008 by Gorgias Press in Piscataway, NJ .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Relevance of the study
Outline of the argument
The social dimension of the study
Aims and objectives of the study
Dimensions of the research
Problem and hypothesis
Epistemological dimension
A multidimensional methodology
Introduction to a multidimensional approach
Reading texts multidimensionally
Studying Old Testament prophecy
Studying Old Testament prophets
The prophets and social sciences
Context, liberation, and ideological criticism
Identity in ancient Israel
The concepts of identity and ancient Israel
Research overview of identity in ancient Israel
Focus on the religious identity of ancient Israel
Focus on the national/political identity of ancient Israel
Focus on the ethnic identity of ancient Israel
Focus on the Hebrew gram identity of ancient Israel
Social identity and ancient Israel
What is social identity?
Social identity theory
Self-categorization theory
The importance of textual identities
Working premises on social identity
Nahum : background
Nahum as oracle concerning the nations
Overview of OCN research
The book of Nahum as OCN
Nahum research : overview and problems
The unity and structure of the Book
The dating of the book of Nahum
Historical situation I : the Assyrian crisis
The Assyrian Empire
Judah in the Assyrian crisis
Nahum and social iidentity in the Assyrian crisis
Social identity construction in the Assyrian crisis
Nahum 1:9-14; 2:2-3:19 and social identity in the Assyrian crisis
Nahum 1:1 superscription
Nahum 1:9-14 ambiguous prophetic judgment and salvation discourses
Nahum 2:2-3:19 description of doom for Assyria
Social identity construction in the Assyrian crisis
Nahum and social identity in the exile/post-exile
Historical context II : the exilic/post-exilic age
The idea of exile and restoration
Life in exilic/post-exilic times
The Deutero-Isaiah group
Ancient Israel's scriptural traditions
Social identity construction in the exilic/post-exilic time
Nahum 1:2-8; 2:1 and social identity in the post-exilic era
Nahum 1:2-8 theophanic broken acrostic Yahweh-hymn
Nahum 2:1 salvation for Judah
Nahum and the Book of the Twelve
The unity of the Book of the Twelve
Nahum and the end-redaction of the Book of the Twelve
The reception of Nahum
Summary and conclusions : social identity construction in exilic/post-exilic times
Nahum, social identity and theological ethics
Introduction: Why theological ethics
A theological-ethical model : responsible liberatory identity ethics
Old Testament theological-ethical models
Barton and natural law
Levinas and responsibility
Social identity and ethics
A theological ethics of responsibility, identity, and liberation
The theological ethics of Nahum
Theological ethics in Nahum
Theological ethics in the use of Nahum
What was the problem?
What strategy has been used to study the problem anew?
What are the main conclusions of the study?
Themes for further research.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BS1625.52 .B67 2008

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p. cm.

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