Mein aims to set Ezekiel's ethics firmly in the social and historical context of the Babylonian Exile. Ezekiel's moral concerns and priorities, Mein suggests, are substantially shaped by the social experience of deportation and resettlement. They also represent a creative response to the crisis, providing significant impetus for social cohesion and the maintenance of a distinctively Jewish community.
Horsley (classics and religion, U. of Mass.-Boston) studies the basic political and economic relations that prevailed in Roman Palestine, focusing on implications for the residents of Galilee. He looks at the roots of Galilean independence, the city between Roman conquests, and Roman imperial rule,
Small 8vo. 394pgs. 3/4 leather with green cloth boards. By Pastorini, a pseudonym of Walmesley. Very bright gilt spine titles. Front split hinge. Foxing throughout and some signs of what appears to be dampstaining. Ex libris of Rev. Vincent Rush.
Theories of generosity, or gift giving, are becoming increasingly important in recent work in philosophy and religion. Stephen Webb seeks to build on this renewed interest by surveying a distinctively modern and postmodern approach to the issue of generosity, and then developing a theological framework for it. He contends that in many ways society has become suspicious of charity and generosity. This cynicism has led to quick and easy judgments, that, in turn, have led to a new orthodoxy with its own troubling consequences. Webb believes that we need to recover the generosity that our culture obscures behind this monologue on self-interest, and that theology, as a form of critical thought, can play a helpful role. Throughout the book, Webb argues for a theory of giving that is other-oriented without being self-negating. He maintains that the generosity of God's grace, properly understood, can reorient our own idea of the gift and must be correlated to our own practices of exchange and reciprocity.
During the year after its first publication in Russian in 1885, God, Man and the Church rapidly established a reputation as a seminal work of Russian theology. It is a penetrating examination of man's relationship - both as an individual and in society - with God. For Solovyev, personal religion can only be satisfied in social religion. Private prayer finds its fulfilment in the Church's liturgy, and the Church is the highest expression of man's religious aspirations. Solovyev's mystical understanding of the Church provides the basis for a fundamental analysis of the idea of the state from a Christian viewpoint. Published in 1937, Donald Attwater's translation of God, Man and the Church, which made the work available in the English language for the first time, has become a classic in its own right.
The contributors to this volume are convinced that previous engagements from Christian perspectives with the question of gender have tended to focus on female problems and viewpoints in isolation, or, conversely, on male problems and viewpoints. It seemed particularly important to try to unite reflections on both genders within one discussion on the assumption that such a consideration would yield more than the sum of two parts. Furthermore, that consciously relational reflection was to be attempted in specific dialogue with trinitarianism; another rather neglected area in the gender debates. And thus yields reflections in two directions: the impact of the Trinity on gender discussions, alongside a consideration of the impact of gender constructions on our conceptions of the Trinity.
A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility, Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, now complete, reanimates one of the formative works of our culture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finely wrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testament as a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration. From the family frictions of Genesis and King David's flawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job's incendiary questioning of God's ways, these magnificent works of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy. Featuring Alter's generous commentary, which quietly alerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions of the text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.
1855, 8vo, 159 pgs. Ex-library, with the usual markings. Full bound brown cloth with faded but legible gilt title on spine. Description of Nazareth Hall's history, including lists of its pupils, teachers, and records of the reunions. Text is clean throughout with the exception of random spots of foxing. Offset from frontispiece on title pg. Boards are clean, spine sunned to a different color. Spine tail and bottom corners lightly frayed. Otherwise a very good solid book.
First edition. 8vo, 532 pgs. Bound in green cloth with gilt letting on cover and spine. Cover is intricately designed with black stamping and four cameo portraitures in gilt stamp. Head and tail of spine are rubbed and faded, the corners lightly worn, and the front cover shaken. Front pastedown has a library plate; there are no other library marks on the book.