By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz
A Holy People investigates many of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their non secular identification, humans or group, as being holy. retaining in brain that old stories can supply meals for notion concerning modern concerns, the research deals a wide choice of essays, with regards to the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the trendy interval. the most obvious query of many within the glossy global to whether the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ makes it possible for acknowledgement of actual faith outdoor the personal spiritual neighborhood, merits a good solution and well-documented learn: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of strength, no matter if through rivalling teams in the spiritual neighborhood, through teams divided alongside gender traces, or at the point of territorial claims. will probably be of distinctive value to students and normal readers drawn to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, heritage, political technology, and masses extra.
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G. Jer 25:30; Lam 1:15) We shall cite two biblical traditions important for our discussion later on. The ﬁrst is Joel 4:13: Swing the sickle, for the crop is ripe; come and tread, for the winepress is full, the vats are overﬂowing! For great is their wickedness. The juice of the grapes is the blood of the nations being punished for their wicked deeds. The clearest image, though, of punishment is found in Isa 63:1–6 which describes the vengeance wreaked upon Edom, the symbol of Israel’s enemies: Who is coming from Edom, in crimsoned garments from Bozrah— who is this majestic in attire pressing forward in His great might?
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