By Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, Peter S. Hawkins

Scrolls of affection is a ebook of unions. Edited via a Jew and a Christian who're united by way of a shared ardour for the Bible and a standard literary hermeneutic, it joins biblical scrolls and gathers round them a various group of interpreters. It brings jointly Ruth and the track of Songs, likely disparate texts of the Hebrew Bible, and reads them via a few of the methodological and theological views. Respectful of conventional biblical scholarship, the gathering of essays strikes past it; alert to modern traits, the quantity returns venerable interpretive culture to heart degree. most importantly, it truly is interfaith. although Jews and Christians proportion a standard textual content within the Hebrew Scripture, the 2 groups have learn their Bibles in isolation from each other, in lack of understanding of the richness of the other's traditions of analyzing. Scrolls of affection brings the 2 traditions into discussion, enriching validated modes of interpretation with unconventional ones. the result's a quantity that units rabbinic, patristic, and medieval readings along feminist, psychoanalytic, and autobiographical ones, combining ancient, literary, and textual feedback with numerous creative reinterpretations-wood cuts and paper cuts, poetry and fiction. the various works are scholarly, with the considered necessary footnotes to attract readers to extra inquiry: others are extra reflective than analytic, permitting readers to work out what it potential to reside in detail with Scripture. As a team spirit, the gathering provides Ruth and track of Songs not just as historical texts that should be precious yet as outdated worlds able to begetting the new.

Show description

Read or Download Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs PDF

Best criticism & interpretation books

Henri Michaux

Dirigé par Raymond Bellour.

Portrait d’un artiste insaisissable, ce cahier dessine los angeles determine a number of et déroutante d’Henri Michaux, écrivain, poète et peintre et rassemble de nombreux témoignages et essais.

Textes de : Mounir Hafez, Jacques Maritain, Bernard Collin, Jean Paulhan, A. P. de Mandiargues, Pierre Bettencourt, Karl Flinker, Paul Celan, Jacques Prévert, Carl Salomon, Allen Ginsberg, Jean-Loup Borges, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Maurice Blanchot, Alain Jouffroy, Stéphane Lupasco, Olivier Loras, man Rosolato, Delphine Todorova, Philippe Jaccottet, Michel Beaujour, René Micha, Jean Laude, Olivier de Magny, John Kenneth Simon, Marcel Arland, André Gaillard, Franz Hellens, Paul Nizan, Georges Perros, Dora Rigo Bienaimé, Georges Poulet, Robert André, Robert Bréchon, Claude Minière, Jean Roudaut, Gilbert Lascault, Gilbert Amy, Claude Lefort, Max Bense, Petru Dumitriu, Kurt Leonhard, Helmut Heissenbüttel, Richard Ellmann, Patrick Gregory, Robin Magowan, Terutoshi Hiraï, Ramon Xirau, Artur Miedzyrzesky, C. G. Bjurström, Artur Lundkvist, Magritte, Masson, Jean Starobinsky, René Bertelé, Giuseppe Capogrossi, Luc Simon, Julien Alvard, René Passeron, Asger Jorn, François d’Argent, Matta, Jean de Bosschère, Pierre Leyris, André Gide, H. P. Roché, Jules Supervielle, Alain Bosquet.

Rendering the Word in Theological Hermeneutics

This publication proposes an unique typology for greedy the variations among varied sorts of biblical interpretation, shaped in a triangle round an enormous theological and philosophical lacuna: the relation among divine and human motion. regardless of their purported situation for interpreting God's be aware, most recent and postmodern methods to biblical interpretation don't heavily think of the function of divine company as having a true impression in and at the strategy of examining Scripture.

Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Scrolls of affection is a publication of unions. Edited through a Jew and a Christian who're united by way of a shared ardour for the Bible and a standard literary hermeneutic, it joins biblical scrolls and gathers round them a various neighborhood of interpreters. It brings jointly Ruth and the track of Songs, possible disparate texts of the Hebrew Bible, and reads them via many of the methodological and theological views.

Divine eloquence and human transformation : rethinking scripture and history through Gregory of Nazianzus and Hans Frei

Key to a theology of scripture and the way theology services with regards to the translation of Christianity's non secular texts is the $64000 factor of religion and background. trying to handle a severe challenge in theology and the translation of scripture raised by way of glossy ancient recognition, Ben Fulford argues for a densely old and theological analyzing of scripture headquartered in a Christological rubric.

Additional info for Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Sample text

16151$ $CH1 10-13-06 10:50:12 PS PAGE 6 E L L E N F . D AV I S woman whose life has been shattered, Ruth is herself extremely vulnerable. She is the vulnerable protector. In that role, she stands for countless women throughout history and around the world who, though living in precarious situations, take on the additional risk and struggle of caring for the very old or the very young or the sick or the permanently frail. esed, Ruth teaches us something about covenant relationship that might not otherwise be clear, although I am convinced that many parts of the Bible point to it: that the real test of covenant relationship is how one vulnerable person treats another who is likewise vulnerable, or (by extension) how one people, one nation that is troubled, frightened, terrorized, takes the risk of recognizing its kinship with another vulnerable, beleaguered people.

Is that it affords the translator an alternative to committing treason through showing what a text means. The truth is that any text worth translating with real care undoubtedly means more than one thing by what it says. George Steiner, who in this generation has probably reflected most carefully on reading and translating (and shown that those are not separate activities), says: We must read as thought the text before us had meaning. This will not be a single meaning if the text is a serious one, if it makes us answerable to its force of life.

Of Tamar . . Salmon begot Boaz of Rahab; Boaz begot Obed of Ruth . . David begot Solomon of Uriah’s wife” (Matth. 1:3–5). This record is striking. The women mentioned all had tainted reputations, both for their perceived sexual impropriety and for their status as aliens. Only Bathsheba was an Israelite, although Matthew hastens to note her as “the wife of Uriah”—the Hittite, being married to one. The Ethical Theme of the Feminine Unconventional It is worth noting that when any society sets ritual purity as its ideal, it is women who suffer most.

Download PDF sample

Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs by Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, Peter S. Hawkins
Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 34 votes