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Ecclesiastes : Qoheleth's Eternal Earth - by Marie Turner (Hardcover)

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"Qoheleth is one of the most challenging and intriguing of the biblical authors. Above all, he is attentive to life's realities, neither optimistic about the world nor unappreciative of its goodness and its pleasures. In this volume, Turner examines the writings of Qoheleth in the book of Ecclesiastes and provides an ecological reading of the text that gives readers clear insights into how biblical wisdom literature can be used to respond to the challenges facing the environment in the present day, as well as advancing the field of ecological hermeneutics. In this commentary Turner looks at the concept of Qoheleth's 'eternal earth', moving through the chapters of Ecclesiastes with an ear attuned to the voice of the Earth as it struggles to be heard against the voice of the economy. Such a voice is not necessarily antagonistic to that of Earth, but neither is it neutral. The ecological reader knows that a prudent economy is necessary for living, but if it is given precedence at the expense of Earth, therewill be no future, let alone 'eternity', for Earth. Eco-justice demands that the contemporary reader should be mindful of future generations and heed Qoheleth's counsel to value the fruits of one's labour without greed, allowing ecological hermeneutics to provide insights into contemporary environmental issues. Illustrating how a biblical framework for environmentally responsible living may be generated, Turner's analysis is invaluable both to those studying Qoheleth and those invested in the Bible and ecology.. His advice may prove him to be amongst the wisest of the biblical voices"--
Number of Pages: 131
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Earth Bible Commentary
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Marie Turner
Language: English
Street Date: September 21, 2017
TCIN: 52736941
UPC: 9780567674579
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-6368
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