Israel's Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse

Israel's Poetry of Resistance: Africana Perspectives on Early Hebrew Verse

By: Hugh R. Page (author)Paperback

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Page offers fresh translations and brief commentary on the Bible's fifteen earliest poems, and explores the power and relevance of these poems, and the ancient mythic themes behind them, for contemporary life at the margins.

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Hugh R. Page Jr. is Dean of the First Year of Studies, associate professor of theology, and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is general editor of The Africana Bible: Reading Israel's Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora (Fortress Press, 2009) and author of the Exodusvolume in The People's Bible (Fortress Press, 2008).


1. Introducing Early Hebrew Poetry 2. The Poems: Translation and Commentary 3. The Poems Speak to African-American Spirituality 4. Preaching the Transgressive Themes of Hebrew Poetry 5. Learning from Early Hebrew Bards: Maxims for Teachers 6. Early Hebrew Poetry and the Cure of Souls: Thoughts for Pastors 7. Recovering Poetry as Way of Life: Resources for Contemporary Africana Spirituality

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  • publication date: 01/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780800663346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780800663346
  • weight: 254
  • ISBN10: 0800663349

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