Universalism And Particularism At Sodom And Gomorrah

Universalism And Particularism At Sodom And Gomorrah

Essays In Memory Of Ron Pirson

eBook - 2012 | Multiple languages
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Gardners Books
This book reexamines the Sodom and Gomorrah narrative in Genesis 18–19, 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 authors' 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 borders—fluid, porous, and bi-directional—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.

Book News
Pirson arranged a session on Genesis 18-19 for the January 2006 conference of the International Society of Biblical Literature, but died before it was held. Here are 12 essays based on the presentations there, including his own, which was read by a colleague. They discuss the ethics of preference, justice by the book, and the ethics of hospitality. The volume also includes tributes to him from his life partner and a colleague. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, ©2012
ISBN: 9781589836518
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xvii, 234 pages)
Additional Contributors: Pirson, Ron
Lipton, Diana - Editor


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