Political trauma and healing : biblical ethics for a postcolonial world / Mark G. Brett.Material type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michighan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: viii, 248 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780802873071; 0802873073.Subject(s): Christianity and politics -- Biblical teaching | Christian ethics -- Biblical teaching | Postcolonial theology | Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 241/.962
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
The ethics of conversation -- Limits and possibilities of secular theology -- Justice and postcolonial challenges -- Authors, imaginaries, and the ethics of interpretation -- Inner-biblical conversations -- Unfolding the national imaginary -- Sovereignty in the priestly tradition -- Isaiah, holiness, and justice -- Alternatives to the national tradition in Job -- Engaging the present -- Reconciliation and national sovereignties -- Undocumented immigrants, asylum seekers, and human rights -- Justice for the earth -- Economics and redemption.
How can Scripture address the crucial justice issues of our time? In this book, Mark Brett offers a careful reading of biblical texts that speak to such pressing public issues as the legacies of colonialism, the demands of asylum seekers, the challenges of climate change, and the shaping of redemptive economies. Brett argues that the Hebrew Bible can be read as a series of reflections on political trauma and healing-- the long saga of successive ancient empires violently asserting their sovereignty over Israel and of the Israelites forced to live out new pathways toward restoration. Brett retrieves the prophetic voice of Scripture and applies it to our contemporary world, addressing current justice issues in a relevant, constructive, compelling manner." - from book blurb.