The Resource Conceiving a nation: : the development of political discourse in the Hebrew Bible, Mira Morgenstern, (ebook)

Conceiving a nation: : the development of political discourse in the Hebrew Bible, Mira Morgenstern, (ebook)

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Conceiving a nation: : the development of political discourse in the Hebrew Bible
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Conceiving a nation:
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the development of political discourse in the Hebrew Bible
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Mira Morgenstern
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eng
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Current conflicts in both national and international arenas have undermined the natural, organic concept of nationhood as conventionally espoused in the nineteenth century. Conceiving a Nation argues that the modern understanding of the nation as a contested concept-as the product of a fluid and ongoing process of negotiation open to a range of livable solutions-is actually rooted in the Bible. This book draws attention to the contribution that the Bible makes to political discourse about the nation. The Bible is particularly well suited to this open-ended discourse because of its own nature as a text whose ambiguity and laconic quality render it constantly open to new interpretations and applicable to changing circumstances. The Bible offers a pluralistic understanding of different models of political development for different nations, and it depicts altering concepts of national identity over time. In this book, Morgenstern reads the Bible as the source of a dynamic critique of the ideas that are conventionally considered to be fundamental to national identity, treating in successive chapters the ethnic (Ruth), the cultural (Samson), the political (Jotham), and the territorial (Esther). Throughout, she explores a number of common themes, such as the relationship of women to political authority and the "strangeness" of Israelite political existence. In the Conclusion, she elucidates how biblical analysis can aid in recognition of modern claims to nationhood
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Midwest
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Morgenstern, Mira
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221.8/32
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hebrew language
  • Rhetoric
  • Political oratory
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adult
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Conceiving a nation: : the development of political discourse in the Hebrew Bible, Mira Morgenstern, (ebook)
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9780271074948
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MWT11622096
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Conceiving a nation: : the development of political discourse in the Hebrew Bible, Mira Morgenstern, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271074948
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11622096
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11622096
System control number
MWT11622096
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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