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Ecological Aspects of War: Engagements with Biblical Texts [Edited Book]

Elvey, Anne; Dyer, Keith and Guess, Deborah (2017) Ecological Aspects of War: Engagements with Biblical Texts [Edited Book]. Bloomsbury T and T Clark, London. 206pp. ISBN 9780567676399

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Abstract

In this book Australian biblical scholars engage with texts from Genesis to Revelation. With experience in the Earth Bible Project and the Ecological Hermeneutics section of the Society of Biblical Literature, contributors address impacts of war in more-than-human contexts and habitats, in conversation with selected biblical texts. Aspects of contemporary conflicts and the questions they pose for biblical studies are explored through cultural motifs such as the Rainbow Serpent of Australian Indigenous spiritualities, security and technological control, the loss of home, and ongoing colonial violence toward Indigenous people. Alongside these approaches, contributors ask: how do trees participate in war? how do we deal with the enemy? what after-texts of the biblical text speak into and from our contemporary world? David Horrell, leader of the University of Exeter’s Uses of the Bible in Environmental Ethics project, responds to the collection, addressing the concept of herem in the Hebrew Bible, and drawing attention to the Pauline corpus. The volume asks: can creative readings of biblical texts contribute to the critical task of living together peaceably and sustainably?

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: ecological hermeneutics, war and peace, biblical literature
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
D - Ethics / Moral Theology
B - New Testament
B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
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Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 03:13
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 02:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3019

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