Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

The Bible in Human Society: Essays in Honour of John Rogerson

Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

The Bible in Human Society: Essays in Honour of John Rogerson

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The Bible in Human Society: Essays in Honour of John Rogerson, ed. M. Daniel Carroll R., David J. A. Clines, and Philip R. Davies. JSOTSup 200. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995. Pp. 479. 253.00/$79.50.

This collection, published on the occasion of Professor John Rogerson's retirement, contains twenty-five essays by as many authors. The editors also provide a brief biography of Professor Rogers and a list of his publications. The volume contains two indices: biblical references and authors.

The essays are "Narrative Maps: Reflections on the Toponymy of Acts," by Loveday Alexander (pp. 17-57); "The First Christian Moral Legislation," by C. K. Barrett (pp. 5866); "The Political Ethics of Postmodern Allegory," by Mark G. Brett (pp. 6786); "Five Strong Rereadings of the Book of Isaiah," by Walter Brueggemann (pp. 87-104); "Reflecting on War and Utopia in the Book of Amos: The Relevance of a Literary Reading of the Prophetic Text for Central America," by M. Daniel Carroll R. (pp. 105-21); "The Hungry Knife: Towards a Sense of Sacrifice," by Bruce Chilton (pp. 122-38); "Wisdom, Virtue and the Human Condition," by R. E. Clements (pp. 139-57); "Psalm 2 and the MLF (Moabite Liberation Front)," by David J. A. Clines (pp. 158-85); "A Future for Eschatology?" by John M. Court (pp. 186-204); "Rebounding Vitality: Resurrection and Spirit in Luke-Acts," by Douglas J. Davies (pp. …

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