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Scripture and Social Justice: Catholic and Ecumenical Essays
Portier-Young, Anathea and Gregory E. Sterling, editors

Lanham, MD: Lexington/Fortress Academic, 2018 pp. xxiv + 252. $95.00

Description: The essays gathered here provide a panoramic view of current thinking on biblical texts that play important roles in contemporary struggles for social justice Ė either as inspiration or impediment. Here, from the hands of an ecumenical array of leading biblical scholars, are fresh and compelling resources for thinking biblically about what justice is and what it demands. Individual essays treat key debates, themes, and texts, locating each within its historical and cultural settings while also linking them to the most pressing justice concerns of the twenty-first century. The volume aims to challenge academic and ecclesiastical complacency and highlight key avenues for future scholarship and action. Contributors include Stephen Ahearne-Kroll, Harold W. Attridge, Corrine Carvalho, Adela Yarbro Collins, John J. Collins, John R. Donahue, John Endres, Gina Hens-Piazza, Anathea E. Portier-Young, Julia D. E. Prinz, and Gregory E. Sterling.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Theological Approaches, Ethics

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Review by Ximena DeBroeck
Published 4/9/2020
Citation: Ximena DeBroeck, review of Anathea Portier-Young and Gregory E. Sterling, eds., Scripture and Social Justice: Catholic and Ecumenical Essays, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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