Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis

Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis

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We live in an age in which economic, ecological, and political crises are not the exception, but the rule. The Cold War polarities that shaped an earlier qpolitical exegesisq have been replaced; increasingly, crisis is the engine of a global qturbo-capitalism.q Here, biblical scholars and activists describe and exemplify the shape of a biblical interpretation that takes contemporary crisis seriously. Succinct opening essays summarize the salient aspects of our critical situation; in later parts, contributions address themes of economic, political, and environmental crisis in dialogue with biblical texts.1:26-29).20 Adam Bucko, an advocate for homeless kids in New York City, wrote an essay titled a€œMy God Lives on the Street, a€ which chronicles the work he is doing with ... Bucko and Fox argue that prophets got mad, as did Mahatma Gandhi, anbsp;...

Title:Reading the Bible in an Age of Crisis
Author: Bruce Worthington
Publisher:Augsburg Fortress Publishers - 2015-07-27

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