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Author Sneed, Mark R.

Title The politics of pessimism in Ecclesiastes [electronic resource] : a social-science prespective / by Mark R. Sneed.

Imprint Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xvi, 341 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Ancient Israel and its literature / Society of Biblical Literature ; no. 12
Ancient Israel and its literature ; no. 12.
ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-317) and index.
Contents 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.
Reproduction 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.
Subject Bible. Ecclesiastes -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Ecclesiastes -- Social scientific criticism.
Sociology, Biblical.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
Other Form: Original 9781589836105 (DLC) 2011049877

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