Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-317) and index.
Introduction -- Qohelet's heterodox character: non-social science approaches -- Explaining Qohelet's heterodox character: social science approaches -- Qohelet's socio-historical context -- Qohelet and his audience's social location -- Synchronic (literary) analysis of the book of Qohelet -- Qohelet, the problem of evil, and cognitive dissonance -- Qohelet's irrational response to the (over-)rationalization of traditional -- The positive power of Qohelet's pessimism -- The sociology of the book of Qohelet's canonicity -- Conclusion.
Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([Ancient Israel and its literature]) ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet.