Rhetoric and Ethic Paperback
Politics of Biblical Study
by E S Fiorenza;
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Rhetoric and Ethic
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Modern biblical criticism, she reasons, derives much of its methodology and inspiration from an outdated notion of modern science. It professes value-neutrality and detachment from the world of politics and history. Yet, Schussler Fiorenza maintains, this posture belies an objectivity that fails to engage the sociopolitical context of both the text and today's reader. It also does not recognize the rhetorical character of biblical texts and readings. If language is understood in the sense of ancient rhetorics as a form of power that constitutes reality, then an ethics of interpretation is called for. The task of biblical studies is to identify and assess the ethical resources and moral visions of biblical religions. "Only then," Schussler Fiorenza contends, "will bibical studies be a significant partner in the global struggles seeking justice and well-being for all."
Rhetoric and Ethic by E S Fiorenza was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in November 1999 and is our 64659th best seller. The ISBN for Rhetoric and Ethic is 9780800627959.
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|Page last updated||19th July 2017|
|Author / Artist||E S Fiorenza|
|Publisher||Augsburg Fortress Publishers (November 1999)|
|Number of Pages||192|