The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny Hardback

Reading the Bible in the 16th and 17th Centuries

by Nevada Levi DeLapp;


Stock available

 


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £65.00 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny

Full Product Description

This study centers on the question: how do particular readers read a biblical passage? What factors govern each reading? DeLapp here attempts to set up a test case for observing how both socio-historical and textual factors play a part in how a person reads a biblical text. Using a reception-historical methodology, he surveys five Reformed authors and their readings of the David and Saul story (primarily 1 Sam 24 and 26). From this survey two interrelated phenomena emerge. First, all the authors find in David an ideal model for civic praxis-a "Davidic social imaginary" (Charles Taylor). Second, despite this primary agreement, the authors display two different reading trajectories when discussing David's relationship with Saul. Some read the story as showing a persecuted exile, who refuses to offer active resistance against a tyrannical monarch. Others read the story as exemplifying active defensive resistance against a tyrant. To account for this convergence and divergence in the readings, DeLapp argues for a two-fold conclusion. The authors are influenced both by their socio-historical contexts and by the shape of the biblical text itself.
Given a Deuteronomic frame conducive to the social imaginary, the paradigmatic narratives of 1 Sam 24 and 26 offer a narrative gap never resolved. The story never makes explicit to the reader what David is doing in the wilderness in relation to King Saul. As a result, the authors fill in the "gap" in ways that accord with their own socio-historical experiences.

The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny by Nevada Levi DeLapp was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in August 2014. The ISBN for The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny is 9780567655486.

Reviews of The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny.

Specifications

Details for The Reformed David (s) and the Question of Resistance to Tyranny

Page last updated 5th March 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (August 2014)
Weight542g
Number of Pages248
Thickness25 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567655486
ISBN-100567655482
Product Code4275277
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer