Scripture and Social Justice

Catholic and Ecumenical Essays

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Anathea E. Portier-Young, Gregory E. Sterling
  • Lanham, MD: 
    Lexington Books
    , August
     280 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Taylor Kerby forthcoming.


The essays gathered here provide a panoramic view of current thinking on biblical texts that play important roles in contemporary struggles for social justice – either as inspiration or impediment. Here, from the hands of an ecumenical array of leading biblical scholars, are fresh and compelling resources for thinking biblically about what justice is and what it demands. Individual essays treat key debates, themes, and texts, locating each within its historical and cultural settings while also linking them to the most pressing justice concerns of the twenty-first century. The volume aims to challenge academic and ecclesiastical complacency and highlight key avenues for future scholarship and action.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Anathea E. Portier-Young is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School and author of the acclaimed Apocalypse against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism.

Gregory E. Sterling is Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School. He is the editor of the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series and the Studia Philonica Annual.

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