Recognising the Margins
Developments in Biblical and Theological Studies
Werner Jeanrond, Andrew D. H. Mayes (ed), New York: Columbia University Press, 2007, 352 p.
Eighteen scholars from Ireland and from many parts of the world contribute eighteen significant articles under four headings: Biblical Themes, Theological Themes, Cultural Themes and Ethical Themes. The contributors are Joseph Blenkinsopp, Martin Hengel, A. D. H. Mayes, Stephen D. Moore, Ellen J. van Wolde, John Dillon, James P. Mackey, John D’Arcy May, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Werner G. Jeanrond, Karl-Josef Kuschel, Enda McDonagh, Felix Wilfred, Nigel Biggar, Stephen J. Duffy, Maureen Junker-Kenny, Dietmar Mieth and Elaine M. Wainwright. These essays are published to mark the occasion of Seán Freyne’s 70th birthday in 2005.
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Table of contents
I. Biblical themes
1. Who is the teacher in Isa 30:20 who will no longer remain hidden? – Joseph Blenkinsopp
2. The messianic secret in Mark - Martin Hengel
3. The Exodus as an ideology of the marginalised - A. D. H. Mayes
4. Mark and empire - Stephen D. Moore
5. Crossing border : speaking about the beginning in Genesis 1 and John 1 - Ellen J. van Wolde.
II. Theological Themes
6. « The eye of the soul » : the doctrine of the higher consciousness in the neoplatonic and sufic traditions - John Dillon
7. The lapses in Christian theology at the end of the second millennium – James P. Mackey
8. Rootedness : reflections on land and belonging - John D’Arcy May
9. An other name for G*d - Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza.
III. Cultural Themes
10. The future of Christianity in Europe – Werner G. Jeanrond
11. Interreligious dialogue and global ethic in an age of globalisation - Karl-Josef Kuschel
12. Theatre, tragedy and theology - Enda McDonagh
13. The Galileans of the south : the untouchables at the margins - Felix Wilfred.
IV. Ethical Themes
14. Specifying the Meaning: Jesus, the New Testament and violence - Nigel Biggar
15. The quest for freedom in a culture of choice - Stephen J. Duffy
16. Virtues and the God who makes everything new - Maureen Junker-Kenny
17. The role and backgrounds of religious, ethical, legal and social issues in the progress of science – Dietmar Mieth
18. « It is part of a process, it is part of a pilgrimage » : text in context and conflict - Elaine M. Wainwright.