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Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World

Brett, Mark G. (2016) Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids. 248pp. ISBN 9780802873071

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How can Scripture address the crucial justice issues of our time? In this book, Mark Brett offers a careful reading of biblical texts that speak to such pressing public issues as the legacies of colonialism, the demands of asylum seekers, the challenges of climate change, and the shaping of redemptive economies. Brett argues that the Hebrew Bible can be read as a series of reflections on political trauma and healing-- the long saga of successive ancient empires violently asserting their sovereignty over Israel and of the Israelites forced to live out new pathways toward restoration. Brett retrieves the prophetic voice of Scripture and applies it to our contemporary world, addressing current justice issues in a relevant, constructive, compelling manner.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Political trauma, healing, biblical ethics, postcolonial world
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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 02:38
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2018 00:31
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2263

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