Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy (Hardcover)

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Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy (Hardcover)


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Deuteronomy addresses social contexts of widespread displacement, an issue affecting 65 million people today. In this book Mark R. Glanville investigates how Deuteronomy fosters the integration of the stranger as kindred into the community of Yahweh. According to Deuteronomy, displaced people are to be enfolded within the household, within the clan, and within the nation. Glanville argues that Deuteronomy demonstrates the immense creativity that communities may invest in enfolding displaced and vulnerable people. Inclusivism is nourished through social law, the law of judicial procedure, communal feasting, and covenant renewal. Deuteronomy's call to include the stranger as kindred presents contemporary nation-states with an opportunity and a responsibility to reimagine themselves and their disposition toward displaced strangers today.

Product Details ISBN: 9780884143116
ISBN-10: 0884143112
Publisher: SBL Press
Publication Date: October 12th, 2018
Pages: 332
Language: English