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By Bread Alone: The Bible through the Eyes of the Hungry
McGinn, Sheila E., Lai Ling Elizabeth Ngan and Ahida Calderón Pilarski, editors

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014 pp. xii + 257. $29.00


Description: Important ecclesiastical documents have stressed the urgency of addressing world hunger and put in the foreground its natural and historical causes, from famine to global austerity measures and welfare. Here biblical scholars examine passages from the Old and New Testaments, exploring the dynamics of hunger and its causation in ancient Israel and the Greco-Roman world and revealing the centrality of hunger concerns to the Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique

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Review by Vicky Balabanski
Published 9/15/2016
Citation: Vicky Balabanski, review of Sheila E. Mcginn, Lai Ling Elizabeth Ngan, and Ahida Calderón Pilarski, eds., By Bread Alone: The Bible through the Eyes of the Hungry, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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