This volume brings together aspects of contemporary study of cultural geography and selected passages from prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible/ Old Testament. The aim is to identify how the image of the city helps to construct meaning inside the biblical material. In order to carry out this task relevant textual narratives are analysed and then read from the viewpoint of space, place and urban studies. This latter category includes the works of Lefebvre, Bachelard, Soja, Massey, Amin and Thrift and Pile, among others. A major finding is that urban imagination is a tool by which the texts manage the experience of political and social events in a time of radical change.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 14 mm
Mills envisions the book "as a robust entry point into a currently emerging sub-discipline," and it is indeed robustly engaged with fresh material. -- Christopher B. Hays, Fuller Theological Seminary * Religious Studies Review *
This book...has its moments of brilliance, and it reveals interesting and stimulating possibilities for utilizing spatial theory to read biblical prophetic literature -- Jason Radine, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US * Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 65 *