sábado, 27 de fevereiro de 2010

Diversidade religiosa em Israel e Judá

Este livro, editado por Francesca Stavrakopoulou, Professora de Bíblia Hebraica na Universidade de Exeter, Reino Unido, e por John Barton, Professor de Interpretação da Sagrada Escritura na Universidade de Oxford, Reino Unido, trata das crenças e práticas religiosas de israelitas e judaítas.

Especialistas na área como Susan Niditch, Herbert Niehr, Nick Wyatt, Diana Edelman, Philip Davies, Carol Meyers, Rainer Albertz, Jeremy Hutton e Lester Grabbe, ilustram e analisam a diversidade destas crenças e práticas.


Diversidade muitas vezes esquecida nos manuais e nas salas de aula dos cursos de graduação, mas cada vez mais reconhecida e debatida pela academia e por um número crescente de publicações.

Publicação prevista, tanto em Paperback quanto em Hardcover, para abril de 2010.


STAVRAKOPOULOU, F.; BARTON, J. (eds.) Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah. London: T & T Clark, 2010, 224 p. - ISBN 9780567032164.


Diz a editora:
Understanding of the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Israelites has changed considerably in recent years. It is now increasingly accepted that the biblical presentation of Israelite religion is often at odds with the historical realities of ancient Israel’s religious climate. As such, the diversity inherent to ancient Israelite religion is often overlooked—particularly within university lecture halls and classrooms. This textbook draws together specialists in the field to explain, illustrate and analyze this religious diversity. Following an introductory essay guiding the reader through the book, the collection falls into three sections. The first focuses on conceptual diversities. It deconstructs common assumptions about Israelite religion and reconstructs Israelite perceptions of the nature of the religious world. The second section examines socio-religious diversities. It studies the varied social contexts of ancient Israelites, exploring the relationship between worshippers’ social locations and their perceptions and experiences of the divine. The third section deals with geographical diversities. It seeks to understand how geographical distinctions engender certain characteristics within Israelite religion and impact upon religious perceptions. Underpinning each essay in this volume is a shared concern to: (1) explore the ways in which worshippers’ socio-cultural contexts shape and colour their religious beliefs and practices; (2) assess the role, benefits and limitations of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in reconstructing ancient Israelite religion.



Sumário - Contents

Introduction: Francesca Stavrakopoulou and John Barton

:: Conceptual Diversities

Experiencing the Divine: Heavenly visits, earthly encounters, and the land of the dead
Susan Niditch, Amherst College, MA, USA

‘Israelite’ religion and ‘Canaanite’ religion
Herbert Niehr, Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany

‘Official’ religion and ‘popular’ religion
Francesca Stavrakopoulou, University of Exeter, UK

:: Socio-Religious Diversities

Royal religion in ancient Judah
Nick Wyatt, University of Edinburgh, UK

Cultic sites and complexes beyond the Jerusalem Temple
Diana Edelman, University of Sheffield, UK

Urban religion and rural religion
Philip Davies, University of Sheffield, UK

Household religion
Carol Meyers, Duke University, NC, USA

Personal piety
Rainer Albertz. Wilhelms University, Munster, Germany

:: Geographical Diversities

Northern, Southern and Transjordanian perspectives
Jeremy Hutton, Princeton Theological Seminary, USA

Worship beyond Yehud
Lester Grabbe, University of Hull, UK

Post-Script: Reflecting on religious diversity
John Barton, University of Oxford, UK

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