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Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives
Fitzgerald, John, Fika J. van Rensburg and Herrie van Rooy, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009 pp. xv + 363. $45.95

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Description: Animosity in its various forms, including enmity, war, homicide, domestic violence, religious hostility, and retaliation, is a perennial problem that has plagued every form of interpersonal and international relationship since the dawn of human existence. The essays in this volume, offering perspectives from three continents, examine how animosity is understood and presented in the biblical text and its historical and literary contexts. The authors recognize at the same time that the Bible itself and how it has been used have sometimes contributed to the problem of animosity and thus seek to glean any insights that might address this problem in the contemporary world, which today is a pressing global concern.

Subjects: Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics

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Review by Roland Boer
Published 10/4/2011
Citation: Roland Boer, review of John Fitzgerald, Fika J. van Rensburg, Herrie van Rooy, eds., Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


Review by Miriam von Nordheim-Diehl
Published 7/2/2012
Citation: Miriam von Nordheim-Diehl, review of John Fitzgerald, Fika J. van Rensburg, and Herrie van Rooy, eds., Animosity, the Bible, and Us: Some European, North American, and South African Perspectives, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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