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Perdue, Leo G.

Overview
Works: 72 works in 285 publications in 6 languages and 10,264 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leo G Perdue
Wisdom in revolt : metaphorical theology in the Book of Job by Leo G Perdue( )

16 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once the 'poor relation' of biblical theology, Wisdom is now assuming a central role in the reconstruction of Israelite religion and the formation of scripture. This clear yet sophisticated study brings together creation, anthropology, myth, narrative, metaphor and much else in a comprehensive synthesis representing the fruits of nearly two decades of research by a leading student of Wisdom
The Blackwell companion to the Hebrew Bible by Leo G Perdue( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history, archaeology, theology, sociology, and ancient Near Eastern context of the Hebrew Bible. Addresses questions of methodology, interpretation, and the academic study of the Old Testament. Features a useful introduction that provides an overview of the discipline, and a guide to the interconnections between individual articles
Families in ancient Israel by Leo G Perdue( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An important ongoing debate focuses on the present health and well-being of families in American society. Much of the debate, however, is either ill-informed or consists of rhetoric that attempts to further particular political and social causes. The Family, Religion, and Culture series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization."--Jacket
Proverbs by Leo G Perdue( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The biblical book of Proverbs is an example of wisdom literature that was common in the ancient Near East. The non-biblical writings of the sages used literary forms and dealt with themes that appear also in Proverbs: themes such as the meaning of creation, the value of hard work, and the importance of moral integrity. Proverbs is a collection of sayings, poems, and guiding principles that exhorts its readers to seek the higher ideals - knowledge, discipline, piety, and order - and offers guidance on how to live in harmony with God, others, and oneself." "Perdue's commentary divides Proverbs into eight separate collections, and clarifies the major historical, social, literary, theological, and ethical elements in this thorough interpretation."--Jacket
The Sage in Israel and the ancient Near East by John G Gammie( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Iranian literature / James R. Russell -- The functions of the sage in the Egyptian royal court / Ronald J. Williams -- The sage in Mesopotamian palaces and royal courts / Roanld F.G. Sweet -- The scribe (and sage) in the royal court at Ugarit / Loren R. Mack-Fisher. - The social significance of Solomon as a patron of wisdom / Walter A. Brueggemann -- The sage in the Israelite royal court / R.N. Whybray -- Sages and scribes at the courts of ancient Iran / James R. Russell -- The sage in Hellenistic royal courts / John G. Gammie -- The sage in family and tribe / Carole R. Fontaine -- The sage in school and temple / André Lemaire -- The female sage in ancient Israel and in the biblical wisdom literature / Claudia V. Camp -- The sage in Proverbs / James L. Crenshaw -- The sage in the Psalms /
Archaeology and biblical interpretation : essays in memory of D. Glenn Rose( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Voice from the whirlwind : interpreting the book of Job( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom & creation : the theology of wisdom literature by Leo G Perdue( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wisdom literature, asserts the author, is grounded in the theological tradition of creation. For the Wisdom writers of Israel and early Judaism, God is the maker of heaven and earth, whose creativity both forms and sustains the world. The very nature of God is to create life, to sustain it, and to ensure that it flourishes. God's originating acts of creation and sustaining providence provide the basis for faith, worship, and ethics." "Leo G. Perdue grounds his reconstruction of the theology of Wisdom in the creation metaphors residing within the language of the sages - metaphors that derive from Israelite creation traditions and the mythologies of the ancient Near East. He focuses on the differences and interactions between two sets of creation metaphors: those dealing with the creation of the world (cosmology), and those centering on the creation of humankind (anthropology)." "The contemporary importance of the creation theology of Wisdom literature, says the author, is that it can move the church away from a one-sided emphasis on salvation history and eschatology to a serious participation in environmental concerns and social justice." "Wisdom and Creation provides a thorough yet accessible discussion of the theological message of this important part of the Bible."--BOOK JACKET
From the Enlightenment to the twentieth century by Henning Reventlow( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collapse of history : reconstructing Old Testament theology by Leo G Perdue( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the waning influence of history and historical criticism as the normative context and method of Old Testament study, alternative approaches and new perspectives have appeared. These current developments, Leo Perdue points out, need not halt progress in the doing of Old Testament theology but can move the discipline in a variety of new and imaginative directions."--BOOK JACKET
History of biblical interpretation by Henning Reventlow( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Prophet to the nations : essays in Jeremiah studies( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom and cult : a critical analysis of the views of cult in the wisdom literatures of Israel and the ancient Near East by Leo G Perdue( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of wisdom : essays in memory of John G. Gammie( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword and the stylus : an introduction to wisdom in the age of empires by Leo G Perdue( Book )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstructing Old Testament theology : after the collapse of history by Leo G Perdue( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purdue investigates how a variety of perspectives and methodologies have impacted how the Old Testament is read in the twenty-first century including: literary criticism; rhetorical criticism, feminist, womanist, and mujerista theologies, liberation theology; Jewish theology; postmodernism; and postcolonialism. He provides a sensitive reading of the aims of these approaches as well as providing critique and setting them in their various cultural contexts. In his conclusion, the author provides a look at the future and how these various voices and approaches will continue to impact how we carry out Old Testament theology. --from publisher description
Wisdom literature : a theological history by Leo G Perdue( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel and empire : a postcolonial history of Israel and early Judaism by Leo G Perdue( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible through the lens of postcolonial interpretation and Empire studies
Scribes, sages, and seers : the sage in the Eastern Mediterranean world( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and German and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research findings from archaeological, theological, and cultural studies illustrate how sages decisively shaped the literature and language of a culture. Their influence extended to the arts, social and religious institutions, and the sciences. This volume includes essays that examine this particular group of wise men in context of their time
More essays on the comparative method( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Blackwell companion to the Hebrew Bible
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Families in ancient IsraelProverbsWisdom & creation : the theology of wisdom literatureFrom the Enlightenment to the twentieth centuryThe collapse of history : reconstructing Old Testament theologyHistory of biblical interpretationIn search of wisdom : essays in memory of John G. GammieThe sword and the stylus : an introduction to wisdom in the age of empires
Alternative Names
Leo G. Perdue Amerikaans schrijver

Leo G. Perdue biblical scholar

Leo G. Perdue escritor estauxunidense

Perdue, Leo

Perdue, Leo 1946-

Perdue, Leo G.

Perdue, Leo Garrett

Perdue, Leo Garrett 1946-

퍼듀, 레오 G

パーデュー, L. G

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