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Important ecclesiastical documents have stressed the urgency of world hunger and put in the foreground its natural and historical causes, from famine to global austerity measures and welfare. These concerns have not always affected the way the biblical texts themselves have been read, however. Here, inspired by calls, from Dorothee Sölle and Kathleen O’Connor, biblical scholars apply a “hermeneutics of hunger” to the Bible, taking readings of texts from the Old and New Testaments alike on the premise that human hunger and want are urgent concerns that rightly shape the work of interpretation. Too often, however, as the authors show, biblical texts—like Jesus’ well known words that humans do not live “by bread alone”—have been used to marginalize such concerns within religious communities. Their essays here explore the dynamics of hunger and its causation in ancient Israel and the Greco-Roman world and challenge readers to take seriously the centrality of hunger concerns in the Bible.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Christine Vladimiroff, OSB
  3. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Bible through the Eyes of the Hungry
  2. Lai Ling Elizabeth Ngan, Ahida Calderón Pilarski, and Sheila E. McGinn
  3. pp. 1-16
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  1. 1. Let All the Peoples Praise You: Biblical Studies and a Hermeneutics of Hunger
  2. Kathleen M. O’Connor
  3. pp. 17-34
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  1. 2. Feeding the Poor in Isaiah 58:1-9a: A Call to Justice, Mercy, and True Worship
  2. J. L. Manzo
  3. pp. 35-50
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  1. 3. From Drought to Starvation (Jeremiah 14:1-9): A National Experience, a Global Reality
  2. Carol J. Dempsey, OP
  3. pp. 51-66
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  1. 4. War, Famine, and Baby Stew: A Recipe for Disaster in the Book of Lamentations
  2. Lauress L. Wilkins
  3. pp. 67-88
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  1. 5. Social and Theological Aspects of Hunger in Sirach
  2. Bradley C. Gregory
  3. pp. 89-110
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  1. 6. “You Give Them Something to Eat” (Mark 6:37): Beyond a Hermeneutic of Hunger
  2. Mary Ann Beavis
  3. pp. 111-128
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  1. 7. The Friend at Midnight (Luke 11:1-10)
  2. Linda Maloney
  3. pp. 129-134
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  1. 8. An Empty Jar and a Starving Woman: Gospel of Thomas Logion 97 and a Hermeneutics of Hunger
  2. Susan M. (Elli) Elliott
  3. pp. 135-158
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  1. 9. Including the Hungry Adelphoi: Exploring Pauline Points of View in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
  2. Ma. Marilou S. Ibita
  3. pp. 159-184
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  1. 10. 2 Thessalonians vs. the Ataktoi: A Pauline Critique of “White-Collar Welfare”
  2. Sheila E. McGinn and Megan T. Wilson-Reitz
  3. pp. 185-208
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 209-216
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 217-242
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  1. Index of Names
  2. pp. 243-246
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  1. Index of Biblical and Ancient Literature References
  2. pp. 247-256
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781451472448
Related ISBN
9781451465501
MARC Record
OCLC
890950789
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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