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Ruth( )
Author: LaCocque, Andre
Translator: Hanson, K. C.
Series title:Continental Commentaries Ser.
Publication Date:Nov 2004
Publisher:Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Imprint:Fortress Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $29.00
Book Description:

This volume provides a readable introduction to the narrative book of Ruth appropriate for the student, pastor, and scholar. LaCocque combines historical, literary, feminist, and liberationist approaches in an engaging synthesis. He argues that the book was written in the post-exilic period and that the author was a woman. Countering the fears and xenophobia of many in Jerusalem, the biblical author employed the notion of h.esed (kindness, loyalty, steadfast love), which transcends any...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Religion / Biblical Commentary / Old Testament / Historical Books
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 9.25 Inches
Book Weight:0.002 Pounds
Author Biography
LaCocque, Andre (Author)
K. C. Hanson is the author of more than three dozen books, articles, papers, and reviews on religious themes. Previously an assistant professor of religion at California State University at Long Beach and The Episcopal Theological School at Claremont, Hanson's book credits include Proclamation 6: Pentecost 1. Aids for Interpreting the Lessons of the Church Year; Proclamation 4: Pentecost 3. Aids for Interpreting the Lessons of the Church Year; and Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Domains and Social Conflicts. The latter was written with Douglas E. Oakman.

Hanson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Pacific Christian College. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. in Religion from Claremont Graduate School in 1984. A member of the Catholic Biblical Association, The American Academy of Religion, and the Society of Biblical Literature, Hanson has been an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. since 1994.


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