A Biblical Theology of Exile

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Author  Daniel Smith-Christopher
Publisher  Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Publication Date   August 19, 2002
ISBN  0800632249
Pages  209

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The Christian church continues to seek ethical and spiritual models from the period of Israel's monarchy and has avoided the gravity of the Babylonian exile. Against this tradition, the author argues that the period of focus for the canonical construction of biblical thought is precisely the exile. Here the voices of dissent arose and articulated words of truth in the context of failed power.

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