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Author Lau, Peter H. W.
Title Identity and ethics in the book of Ruth : a social identity approach / Peter H.W. Lau.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, [2011]

Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; Bd. 416
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 416.
Subject Bible. Ruth -- Criticism, Narrative.
Bible. Ruth -- Social scientific criticism.
Ethics in the Bible.
Sociology, Biblical.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 234 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-223) and index.
Contents Ancient Israelite identity -- Boaz : identity and ethics -- Ruth : identity and ethics -- Naomi : identity and ethics -- A provenance for the book of Ruth.
Summary This study demonstrates the importance of including narrative ethics in a construction of Old Testament ethics. The social identity approach is used as a lens through which to understand and derive ethics. This approach highlights the social emphases of a biblical text, and consequently assists in understanding a text's original ethical message. The book of Ruth is used as a test case, employing a social identity approach for understanding the narrative, but also to model the approach so that it can be implemented more widely in study of the Old Testament and narrative ethics. Each of the prot.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783110247619 (electronic bk.)
3110247615 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 702145375
Additional Format Print version: Lau, Peter H.W. Identity and ethics in the book of Ruth. Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2011 9783110247602 (DLC) 2010034691 (OCoLC)659305610