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

McConville, J Gordon ORCID: 0000-0003-4789-100X (2013) Forgiveness as Private and Public Act: a Reading of the Biblical Joseph Narrative. Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 75 (4). pp. 635-648.

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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 Creative Arts
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2014 14:51
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:56

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