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The Resource Ecclesiastes : an Earth Bible commentary : Qoheleth's eternal earth, Marie Turner

Ecclesiastes : an Earth Bible commentary : Qoheleth's eternal earth, Marie Turner

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Ecclesiastes : an Earth Bible commentary : Qoheleth's eternal earth
Title
Ecclesiastes
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an Earth Bible commentary : Qoheleth's eternal earth
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Marie Turner
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Language
eng
Summary
"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, there will 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"--
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1946-
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Turner, Marie
Dewey number
223/.807
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.N34
LC item number
T87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Earth Bible commentary
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  • Nature in the Bible
  • Environmental justice
  • Economics in the Bible
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Ecclesiastes : an Earth Bible commentary : Qoheleth's eternal earth, Marie Turner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-127) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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ocn979564167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780567674579
Lccn
2017028114
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)979564167
Label
Ecclesiastes : an Earth Bible commentary : Qoheleth's eternal earth, Marie Turner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn979564167
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
131 pages
Isbn
9780567674579
Lccn
2017028114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979564167

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