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Habel, Norman C.

Works: 191 works in 382 publications in 1 language and 13,790 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  History  Poetry  Sermons  Prayers and devotions  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Performer, Compiler
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norman C Habel
The Book of Job by Norman C Habel( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring ecological hermeneutics( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,509 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
Readings from the perspective of Earth( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many biblical texts are read for information about humans -- our relationships with each other and with God. What if the texts were read for clues about Earth in its struggle to be creation? This hermeneutic can be related to other recognized approaches to the Bible, from historical criticism to ecofeminist criticism. The Earth Bible Series provides fresh interpretations of the Bible. Scholars from diverse areas such as the Americas, South Africa, and South Australia focus on specific passages helping readers listen to and identify with the Earth as a presence and voice in the text
The earth story in Genesis( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth Story in Genesis takes up the cause of justice for the earth to discover whether the earth and the earth community are oppressed, silenced, or liberated in biblical text through a series of articles by scholars inspired by a reading of the story of earth in Genesis. The Earth may be valued or devalued, given a voice or denied a voice, dominated or served, depending on the orientation of the text. The ecojustice principles introduced in Volume 1, Readings from the Perspective of Earth, are further supported and enhanced. The Earth Story in Genesis invites you to read as a critical scholar and with an empathetic eye
The Earth story in wisdom traditions( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume scholars from around the world read the story of the Earth in major Wisdom Traditions using the ecojustice principles outlined in Volume 1, 'Readings from the Perspective of Earth'. These readings uncover a range of fresh perspectives about Earth in seeking to discover where the voices of Earth are suppressed or heard in the Wisdom texts. Some texts reveal an ecokinship between Earth and Wisdom. Texts from Job challenge a cosmic model that gives priority to heaven over Earth. Still others challenge the mandate to dominate in Genesis 1.28. In many texts, Wisdom provides a vehicle
The Earth story in the New Testament( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,123 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
Literary criticism of the Old Testament by Norman C Habel( Book )

27 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inconvenient text : is a green reading of the Bible possible? by Norman C Habel( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 653 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?
Water : a Matter of Life and Death. by Norman C Habel( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays explores the significance of water and the current ecological crisis and examines this from both scientific and theological insights. It also examines the relevance of key biblical passages relating to water as a positive and a negative force. Contributors to this volume come from Australia, South Africa and the USA and a variety of disciplines. The cover design is an indigenous Australian artists depiction of the biblical theme of the Transfiguration in terms of local water traditions of life and death cycles of the lotus flower. (ATF Press 2011)
The land is mine : six biblical land ideologies by Norman C Habel( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman C. Habel identifies six discrete ideologies in the Nebrew Bible regarding land: royal, agrarian, theocratic, prophetic, ancestral household, and immigrant. - from cover
The season of creation : a preaching commentary by Norman C Habel( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 276 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
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 )

6 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Job by Norman C Habel( Book )

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

Concordia commentary: Jeremiah, Lamentations by Norman C Habel( Book )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1990 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 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 133 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 )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 128 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 116 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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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Literary criticism of the Old Testament
Exploring ecological hermeneuticsReadings from the perspective of EarthThe earth story in GenesisThe Earth story in wisdom traditionsThe Earth story in the New TestamentLiterary criticism of the Old TestamentAn inconvenient text : is a green reading of the Bible possible?Water : a Matter of Life and Death.
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-

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