Universalism and Particularism at Sodom and Gomorrah

Universalism and Particularism at Sodom and Gomorrah

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This book reexamines the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative in Genesis 18a€“19, an ethically charged text that has significantly influenced views about homosexuality, stereotyping the other, the rewards and risks of hospitality, and the justice owed to outsiders. Its twelve essays, reflecting their authorsa€™ considerable geographical, religious, methodological, and academic diversity, explore this troubling text through the lens of universalism and particularism. Biblical Sodom is read as the site of multiple bordersa€”fluid, porous, and bi-directionala€”between similar and different, men and angels, men and women, fathers and daughters, insiders and outsiders, hosts and guests, residents and aliens, chosen and nonchosen, and people and God. Readers of these exegetically and theologically attentive essays published in memory of Ron Pirson will experience a rare sense of an ancient text being read in and for the modern world. The contributors are Calum Carmichael, Diana Lipton, William John Lyons, Nathan MacDonald, Amira Meir, Yitzhak (Itzik) Peleg, T. A. Perry, Ron Pirson, Jonathan D. Safren, Megan Warner, Harlan J. Wechsler, and Ellen J. van Wolde.The dynamic is transformed by Abrahama#39;s role, and he is established here as a prototype for prophetic intercession on behalf of ... examples given).16 In narrative terms, Exod 32a€“33 (golden calf) serves as a manual for prophetic intercession.

Title:Universalism and Particularism at Sodom and Gomorrah
Author:Diana Lipton
Publisher:Society of Biblical Lit - 2012-03-01


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