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Habel, Norman C.

Overview
Works: 178 works in 350 publications in 2 languages and 12,695 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Poetry  Prayers and devotions  Sermons  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Performer
Classifications: BT695.5, 223.107
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman C Habel
The Book of Job by Norman C Habel( Book )

39 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary criticism of the Old Testament by Norman C Habel( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yahweh versus Baal: a conflict of religious cultures; a study in the relevance of Ugaritic materials for the early faith of Israel by Norman C Habel( Book )

9 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The earth story in Genesis( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of articles by scholars from around the world reading the story of Earth in Genesis in the light of the ecojustice principles enunciated in Volume One, 'Readings from the Perspective of Earth'. These readings uncover how Earth may be valued or de-valued, given a voice or denied a voice, dominated or served, depending on the orientation of the text. In Genesis 1, for example, the intrinsic worth of Earth is highlighted in the 'revealing' of Earth's presence but negated when humans are given the right to 'subdue' it. In Genesis 9 the text begins with the Earth community terrified by, an
Readings from the perspective of Earth( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume introduces the hermeneutical approach and ecojustice principles developed by the Earth Bible project team. Following this approach, biblical scholars illustrate how a reading of the biblical text from the perspective of Earth yields fresh insights. Though the text may seem anthropocentric, these studies are able to retrieve evidence of the living voice and intrinsic value of Earth. It is an approach that can be harmonized with other recognized critical approaches to the Bible, from historical criticism to ecofeminist criticism. The texts chosen are from many parts of the Bible (Psa
Exploring ecological hermeneutics by Society of Biblical Literature( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What has hermeneutics to do with ecology? What texts, if any, come to mind when you consider what the scriptures might say about environmental ethics? To help readers think critically and clearly about the Bible's relation to modern environmental issues, this volume expands the horizons of biblical interpretation to introduce ecological hermeneutics, moving beyond a simple discussion about Earth and its constituents as topics to a reading of the text from the perspective of Earth. In these essays, sixteen scholars seek ways to identify with Earth as they read and retrieve the role or voice of Earth, a voice previously unnoticed or suppressed within the biblical text and its interpretation. --From publisher's description
Job by Norman C Habel( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earth story in the New Testament by Norman C Habel( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Earth Bible is an international project, including volumes on ecojustice readings of major sections of the Bible. The basic aims of the Earth Bible project are: to develop ecojustice principles appropriate to an Earth hermeneutic for interpreting the Bible and for promoting justice and healing for Earth; to publish these interpretations as contributions to the current debate on ecology, ecoethics and ecotheology; to provide a responsible forum within which the suppressed voice of Earth may be heard and impulses for healing Earth may be generated. The project explores text and tradition from the perspective of Earth, employing a set of ecojustice principles developed in consultation with ecologists, suspecting that the text and/or its interpreters may be anthropocentric and not geocentric, but searching to retrieve alternative traditions that hear the voice of Earth and value Earth as more than a human instrument. The lead article in Volume V is a reflection in responses to the ecojustice principles employed in the hermeneutic of the project. Several articles offer insights into New Testament texts that seem to devalue Earth in favour of heaven. The final article by Barbara Rossing challenges the popular apocalyptic notion that in the new age Earth will be terminated. A feature of this volume is a dialogue between Norman Habel, who argues that John One seems to devalue Earth, and two respondents, Elaine Wainwright and Vicky Balabanski (who is coeditor of this volume with Norman Habel). 1
Concordia commentary: Jeremiah, Lamentations by Norman C Habel( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are we going to do with all these rotting fish? And seven other short plays for Church and community by Norman C Habel( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconciliation : searching for Australia's soul by Norman C Habel( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the significance of the reconciliation process for the spiritual dimension as part of Australia's identity
Are you joking, Jeremiah? by Norman C Habel( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For mature adults only by Norman C Habel( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powers, plumes, and piglets : phenomena of Melanesian religion( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interrobang; a bunch of unanswered prayers and unlimited shouts by Norman C Habel( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wait a minute, Moses! by Norman C Habel( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The season of creation : a preaching commentary by Norman C Habel( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the global climate crisis worsens, many churches have sought to respond by instituting a movement to observe a liturgical season of creation. Scholars who have pioneered the connections between biblical scholarship, ecological theology, liturgy, and homiletics provide here a comprehensive resource for preaching and leading worship in this new season. Included are theological and practical introductions to observance of the season, biblical texts for its twelve Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, and astute commentary to help preachers and worship leaders guide their congregations into deeper connection with our imperiled planet"--Publisher description
An inconvenient text : is a green reading of the Bible possible? by Norman C Habel( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible is an inconvenient text! There are numerous passages that are 'grey' rather than 'green'. These passages depict God or humans destroying or de-valuing parts of creation. What if we dare to read these 'grey' texts from the perspective of the victims--Earth and the domains of Earth? How then would we relate to these de-valued parts of creation? And, how does the Gospel contribute to resolving this dilemma?
The birth, the curse and the greening of earth : an ecological reading of Genesis 1-11 by Norman C Habel( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few people realize that the first character in the Bible (after the headline sentence of Genesis 1.1) is Earth. What if we read the creation story and the primal myths of Genesis from the perspective of that key character, rather than from the anthropocentric perspective in which our culture has nurtured us? This is the project of Norman Habel's commentary, resisting the long history in Western culture of devaluing, exploiting, oppressing and endangering the Earth. Earth in Genesis first appears wrapped in the primal waters, like an embryo waiting to be born. On the third day of creation it is actually born and comes into existence with its green vegetation as a habitat for life of all kinds. It is hardly a moment before Earth is damaged by human sin and suffers a divine curse, and then must cry out for justice for the blood of Abel it has been compelled to drink. It is an even greater curse when Earth, together with almost all life on Earth, comes near to total annihilation at the Flood. Has Earth brought this fate upon itself, or is it the innocent victim of human wrongdoing? Genesis has God regretting the threat to Earth and its children that the Flood has brought, and vowing to green Earth again, remove the curse, restore the seasons and make a personal covenant of assurance with Earth and its creatures. The ecological approach of this commentary was first developed in the five-volume multi-authored series, The Earth Bible (2000-2002). In The Earth Bible Commentary, of which this is the first volume, a group of scholars dedicated to the re-valuing of Earth pursue these themes in their commentaries on the books of the Bible.-from back cover
Where the wild ox roams : biblical essays in honour of Norman C. Habel( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword Where the wild ox roams : an appreciation of Norm Habel Alan H. Cadwallader -- "Speak to the earth, and she will instruct you" (Job 12.8) : an intersection of ecological and indigenous hermeneutics Mark G. Brett -- The step of "identification" in Norman Habel's ecological hermeneutics : hermeneutical reflections on "ecological conversion Vicky Balabanski -- "Land of Israel Philip R. Davies -- Land, wisdom, identity and change : a reading of Sirach 24 Alice M. Sinnott -- Rethinking neighbour love : a conversation between political theology and ecological ethics Anne Elvey -- Personhood and ethical regard Martin J. Buss -- Missio Dei : the transfiguration of all creation Dianne Bergant -- The worth of animals in the divine speeches of the Book of Job David J.A. Clines -- Of borders, bread, dogs and demons : reading Matthew 15.21-28 ecologically Elaine M. Wainwright -- The peasant, the farmer and the gardener : approaches to the environment of the mustard seed Alan H. Cadwallader -- Carmel : a play for voices based on 1 Kings 16.29-18.46 William J. Urbrock -- Jacob's wrestling and issues of divine power (Genesis 32.22-32) Terence E. Fretheim -- The near-sacrifice of Isaac : Jewish and Christian perspectives Robert Crotty -- "You've got a friend" : friendship in the house of Saul Gary Stansell -- The book of Job and Terrence Malick's Tree of life Carol A. Newsom -- No small theological difference : the eroticism of the Hebrew text of Ben Sira 51.13-30 Marie Turner -- The messages of the Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the three Jews Ralph W. Klein
 
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Literary criticism of the Old Testament
Alternative Names
Habel, N. C.

Habel, N. C. 1932-

Habel, Norman

Habel, Norman 1932-

Habel, Norman C.

Habel, Norman C. 1932-

Habel, Norman C. (Norman Charles), 1932-

Habel, Norman Charles 1932-

Languages
English (152)

Japanese (2)

Covers
Literary criticism of the Old TestamentThe earth story in GenesisReadings from the perspective of EarthExploring ecological hermeneuticsThe Earth story in the New TestamentThe season of creation : a preaching commentaryAn inconvenient text : is a green reading of the Bible possible?