Forgiveness as Private and Public Act: a Reading of the Biblical Joseph Narrative

McConville, J Gordon (2013) Forgiveness as Private and Public Act: a Reading of the Biblical Joseph Narrative. Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 75 (4). pp. 635-648. ISSN 0008-7912

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Abstract

The article examines forgiveness as a private and public act in the context of the biblical Joseph narrative in the Book of Genesis 37-50. It considers the story of trajectory from familial relationships and the restoration of unity and integrity. It investigates the relationship between the private or inner world of the characters and the public world in which Joseph wields supreme power in Egypt. It explores whether the narrative's speech is a reliable guide to the inner life of characters.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: spirituality; theology; political theology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Liberal and Performance Arts > Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 14:51
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 11:19
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/969

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