By Daniel Smith-Christopher

The Christian church maintains to hunt moral and religious types from the interval of Israel's monarchy and has refrained from the gravity of the Babylonian exile. in contrast culture, the writer argues that the interval of concentration for the canonical building of biblical suggestion is exactly the exile. the following the voices of dissent arose and articulated phrases of fact within the context of failed strength.

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Nehemiah, he argued, was a clear exception to the rule; see 86-87. 31. So John J. Collins, who writes that "the benevolence of the king is assumed," Daniel, FOTL 20 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984) 72. In an otherwise very interesting study, Lawrence Wills, The Jew in the Court of the Foreign King: Ancient Jewish Court Legends, Harvard Dissertations in Religion 26 (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990), further presumes the positive view of the foreign rulers. This view is maintained in commentaries such as André LaCocque, The Book of Daniel (Atlanta: John Knox, 1979) 113; Norman Porteous, Daniel, OTL (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1965) 90; and Otto Plöger, Daniel, ΚΑΤ (Leipzig: Gütersloher, 1965) 98.

See also What Is a Disaster? Perspectives on the Question, ed. E. L. Quarantelli (London: Routledge, 1998), esp. Anthony Oliver-Smith, "Global Changes and the Definition of Disaster," 177~94- Quite to the contrary, the creativity of the Hebrew theological and social responses to exile is partly appreciated by the reality of these exilic events, as any modern "theology of exile" must be based on a sober reflection of the reality of the nations among whom such a renewed biblical theology of exile must be practiced.

49 But others have suggested that "exile," and particularly models of diasporic existence, are precisely the answer that Miyoshi seeks. ' When poststructuralist theory constructs a 'no-man's land' that permits the erasure of the subject positions of the critic in the formation of theory, his47. , 182. 48. Arif Dirlik, "The Global in the Local," in Global/Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary, ed. : Duke Univ. Press, 1996) 38. 49. Masao Miyoshi, "A Borderless World? From Colonialism to Transnationalism and the Decline of the Nation-State," in Global/Local, 95.

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