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Contending for justice

Walter Houston

Contending for justice

ideologies and theologies of social justice in the Old Testament

by Walter Houston

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Published by T & T Clark in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. -- O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Social justice -- Biblical teaching

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWalter Houston.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1199.J8 H68 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 274 p.
    Number of Pages274
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23083508M
    ISBN 100567033546
    ISBN 109780567033543
    LC Control Number2009293340

    JUDE Vs 1. Should the U. Finally, the contribution of the social sciences and the attention to ideological possibilities grounds this treatise in concrete realities. He belongs to that developed form which the doctrine of angels took towards the close of Old Testament revelation, when the ideas of distinction in dignity and office were added to the simpler conception of earlier times.

    It is believed by the time Jude wrote this epistle that all of the other apostles except John had already been martyred. In 1 Corinthianswe know that Jesus appeared to James! This includes a call to pray in the will and power of the Holy Spirit. Many thousands of His holy ones — Not necessarily a prophecy from a book of Enoch, but a reference to the known tradition about the return of Christ and future judgment.

    As Walter Houston explains in the Preface, the offer by the publishers to produce a paperback edition provided the opportunity to incorporate new ideas and modify some of his previous interpretations. The point of contention involves the scope of the judgment in Amos and elsewhere. God preserves the believer and secures us for eternal life. This work is an "attempt to understand texts concerned with social justice in the Old Testament, or Hebrew Bible, as discourse with persuasive purpose in identifiable social situations in ancient society" p. His reconstruction of the context is that during the monarchical period there was no establishing of latifundia at the expense of the poor and no centrally controlled economy, as village life in many places continued without much interference. Walzer and F.


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Contending for justice book

Contending for Justice: Ideologies and Theologies of Social Justice in the Old Testament

Walzer and F. Divine truth has been given through the apostles, prophets so we can strengthen our foundation by the word of God. The final, short chapter "The Old Testament: A Resource in Contending for Justice" reiterates the author's conviction that the Old Testament, even though reflecting particular circumstances, still can shape the moral imagination and calls for the reader to embody the justice of God.

This man-pleasing movement prefers to conform to this world and rejects the inerrancy of Scripture. Communication with the Israeli scholar Avraham Faust of Bar-Ilan University had impacted his views, prompting Houston to make some changes, most noticeably to the second chapter.

This carries the idea of infiltration and note this happened just decades after the resurrection. God preserves the believer and secures us for eternal life. They committed no violence at all. A Canadian tar sands miner helps fellow workers leave fossil fuel jobs for careers in cleaner technology.

Should the U. Calvin referred it to oral Jewish tradition. Christianity was under severe political attack from Rome as well as infiltration by apostates. Chapter three "Oppression and the Prophets" is the first step in an extensive survey of material that Houston believes represents the responses to the social changes wrought by the internal and international pressures of those times.

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