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Restoring the Right Relationship

O'Brien, Mark (2014) Restoring the Right Relationship. ATF Press, Hindmarsh. 346pp. ISBN 9781922239990

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    Abstract

    A leading biblical scholar, Hans Heinrich Schmid, believes that righteousness, or the right order of the world, is 'the fundamental problem of our human existence'. It is a key theme in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament's theology of creation and salvation, along with associated themes such as justice, steadfast love/loyalty, truth/ fidelity, compassion/mercy, sin and disorder/chaos. A number of studies of righteousness have been undertaken but most have tended to focus on Israel's call to be righteous, as voiced in particular in the Prophetic Books and the Psalter. In contrast, this book focuses on divine righteousness as the basis for all other notions of righteousness, as this is outlined in the foundational teaching or revelation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament- namely, the Torah or Pentateuch. It then undertakes a study of how righteousness in the Prophetic Books, the Psalter and the Book of Job relates to this foundational teaching.

    Item Type: Books / Monographs
    Repository Version: Metadata Only
    Keywords (separated by commas): Hebrew Bible, Old Testament, theology, righteousness, divine
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Old Testament
    C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 11:27
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 11:27
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2560

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