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Ideology, Class, and the Hebrew Bible
Gottwald, Norman K.

Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2018 pp. xvi + 83. $16.00


Description: This brief volume brings together three of Norman Gottwald's classic essays that address issues of social class and ideology as they pertain to the interpretation of the biblical documents. The small format makes them useful for classroom and small-group use, providing definitions, theoretical concerns, and applications to specific texts. The author has been a leader in the social-scientific analysis of the Bible for almost fifty years. Contents Social Class as an Analytic and Hermeneutical Category in Biblical Studies Social Class and Ideology in Isaiah 40-55: An Eagletonian Reading Ideology and Ideologies in Israelite Prophecy

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology

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Review by Marvin A. Sweeney
Published 12/20/2018
Citation: Marvin A. Sweeney, review of Norman K. Gottwald, Ideology, Class, and the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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