Isaiah : Rhetoric and Social Justice in Isaiah Hardback

by Mark C. A. Gray;

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Isaiah : Rhetoric and Social Justice in Isaiah

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"Rhetoric and Social Justice in Isaiah" applies a literary methodology to the book of Isaiah in order critically to explore the nature and sources of the social justice encoded in the world created by the text. After a close reading of Isaiah 1: 16 and 17, Gray establishes grounds for a trajectory to Isaiah 58, preparatory to examining if it offers a deepening of the concept of social justice in the Isaianic corpus. Gray raises the issue of divine reliability to assess the impact on the theme of social justice of the rhetoric of universal punishment by the divine/prophetic voice. He evaluates the ways the stark Isaianic dichotomy between reliance on God and anything of human origin is affected by trust in God being destabilized: if trust in God is demonstrated to be difficult on account of legitimate doubts about divine justice, then the way is opened for retaining an active human role in the search for justice. Gray demonstrates the ways that social justice attains primacy in Isaiah, the ways that humanity if given a role in pursuing social justice, and the ways that Isaiah 58 impinges upon the idea of social justice within the book as a whole.

Isaiah : Rhetoric and Social Justice in Isaiah by Mark C. A. Gray was published by Continuum in June 2006 and is our 63934th best seller. The ISBN for Isaiah : Rhetoric and Social Justice in Isaiah is 9780567027610.

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Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherContinuum (June 2006)
Number of Pages318
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code119278
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