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Reading Green

Tactical Considerations for Reading the Bible Ecologically

Reading Green

Tactical Considerations for Reading the Bible Ecologically

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£69.20

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433135347
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 31/07/2017
Width: 15 cm
Height: 22.5 cm
Reading Green: Tactical Considerations for Reading the Bible Ecologically operates on the premise that the Bible itself does not directly address the current ecological crisis and that expecting it to do so is anachronistic, for there was no ecological crisis on the agendas of biblical authors as they penned their works. The true challenge in the field is engaging biblical texts that do not present a positive ecological message (e.g., the stories of the flood and the plagues), or that seem to focus their messages so narrowly on human subjects and their interests that they marginalize or ignore the concerns of the other-than-human creation. To address this issue, this book provides a series of reading strategies which begin with the current ecological crisis. Present areas of interest, such as environmental racism and justice, film criticism, and reception history and exegesis, are employed to construct various approaches to mine the Bible for its contribution in addressing the current ecological crisis.

Jeffrey S. Lamp

Jeffrey S. Lamp (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor at Oral Roberts University. He is the author of First Corinthians 1-4 in Light of Jewish Wisdom Traditions and The Greening of Hebrews?: Ecological Readings in the Letter to the Hebrews, co-editor of The Theological Vision of N. T. Wright: A Pentecostal Engagement, and a translator and editor for the Modern English Version of the Bible. He has presented numerous papers at academic conferences and has published several articles in journals, dictionaries, and volumes of collected essays. His current research interests include ecological hermeneutics and ecotheology.

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