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    DescriptionThe Bible contains a variety of passages that defend the poor and champion the cause of the oppressed, but are these ancient texts able to find a voice in confronting injustice in the modern world? 'Bible and Justice' examines the ways in which the Bible can speak to contemporary poverty, environmental issues, and state-sponsored violence, whilst exploring the difficulties that arise when ancient concepts of justice are applied to modern ideals. The book covers a range of topics from human rights to deaf biblical interpretation and from hospitality to corporate globalization. Broad and accessible, 'Bible and Justice' will be an invaluable resource for students of religious and biblical studies.

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    Bible and Justice
    Ancient Texts, Modern Challenges
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Matthew J. M. Coomber
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845535278
    ISBN 10: 1845535278

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    BIC subject category V2: HRCG
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Subject Code: RY
    Libri: I-RY
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BIC subject category V2: HRCX6
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 220.8/303372
    LC classification: BS680.J8 B54 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 220.8303372, 220.83
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SOCLAS
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVC, QRVS2
    Edition statement
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    21 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Matthew J.M. Coomber is an Assistant Professor of Theology in Biblical Studies at St. Ambrose University, Iowa, USA. He also sits on the board of directors for The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice and serves as an Episcopal priest.
    Table of contents
    Introduction Part 1:Challenges and Understanding of Bible and Justice 1. On the Genesis of the Alliance between the Bible and Rights Yvonne Sherwood, University of Glasgow 2. Rough Justice? Philip Davies, University of Sheffield 3. Is the Belief in Human Rights either Biblical or Useful? John Sandys-Wunsch, 4. Jesus: The Justice of God Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University Divinity School Part 2: Uses and Approaches to Bible and Justice 5. Justice and Violence in the Priestly Utopia Walter J. Houston, Mansfield College, Oxford 6. A Signs Source: Approaching Deaf Biblical Interpretation Louise J. Lawrence, University of Exeter 7. From a Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) of the Economy to the RDP of the Soul: Public Realm Biblical Appropriation in Postcolonial South Africa Gerald West, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Part 3: Prospects for Applications of Bible and Justice 8. The Old Testament and the Environment J.W. Rogerson, University of Sheffield 9. Ecojustice in the Bible? Pauline Contributions to an Ecological Theology David G. Horrell, University of Exeter 10. Can the Book of Revelation be a Gospel for the Environment? Simon P. Woodman, South Wales Baptist College 11. 'I Have Always Relied on the Kindness of Strangers': Hospitality and the Geneva Conventions of Ancient Israel Diana Lipton, King's College London 12. Prophets to Profits: Ancient Judah and Corporate Globalization Matthew J.M. Coomber