Negotiating Power in Ezra-Nehemiah (Hardcover)

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Negotiating Power in Ezra-Nehemiah (Hardcover)


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Donna Laird examines Ezra and Nehemiah in the light of modern sociological theorist Pierre Bourdieu. How did this context of hardship, exile, and return change what Ezra and Nehemiah viewed as important? How did they define who was a part of their community, and who was an outsider? It goes on to explore how the books engaged readers at the time: how it addressed their changing circumstances, and how different groups gained and used "social power," or the ability to influence society.

Product Details ISBN: 9780884141648
ISBN-10: 0884141640
Publisher: SBL Press
Publication Date: September 19th, 2016
Pages: 418
Language: English