Old Testament Story and Christian Ethics: The Rape of Dinah as a Case Study
Christian use of the Old Testament has tended to focus on law and wisdom literature and to marginalize narrative materials. This book restores story to its rightful place in Old Testament ethics and aims to set out parameters within which Christian ethical reappropriations of Old Testament narratives can take place.
The argument begins by examining recent philosophical studies of the role of story in the ethical life. Special attention is paid to the work of Paul Ricoer, Martha Nussbaum and Robert C. Roberts. Then the theological foundations are laid by demonstrating the importance of narrative for Old Testament ethics and of the biblical metanarrative for Christian interpretation. Genesis 34 is examined as a detailed case study to exemplify the fruits of the method for Christian readers. The study considers reception history, feminist interpretation, discourse analysis and canonical context to shed new light on the terrible story of the rape of Dinah.
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Philosophical Reflections on Narrative Ethics
The Ethical Refiguration of the Reader
The Contribution of Narrative Form to the Ethical Life
The Priority of the Biblical MetaNarrative in Shaping
The Early Christian and Orthodox Jewish
Genesis 34 in Intertextual Communion with
How Does the Patriarchal Story in Genesis 34 Relate to the Mosaic
from the Perspective of the New Testament
The Problem of Androcentrism in Genesis 34
A Discourse Analysis of Genesis 34
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