Ezekiel and the Covenant of Friendship

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dc.contributor.author Sloan, Ian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-13T18:58:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-13T18:58:02Z
dc.date.issued 1992 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Sloan, Ian (1992). "Ezekiel and the Covenant of Friendship." Biblical Theology Bulletin:A Journal of Bible and Theology 22(4): 149-154. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/66911> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0146-1079 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/66911
dc.description.abstract The slippery idea of "spirituality" might, with care, be put to use by biblical exegetes. Spirituality is defined in this paper as the social enactment of religious ideas. Four categories are offered to analyze the biblical witness as a record of spirituality. These categories are, first, an ultimate end; second, an ideal self-image by which this end might be achieved; third, an encoding of teachings in Scripture by which the self-image can be realized or understood; and fourth, a proposal for a way of life that makes achievement of the ultimate end a practical possibility. Accordingly, Ezekiel's "spirituality" may be understood to have, on one hand, an ultimate end of a return of the people to the land with the presence of God; and on the other, an ideal self-image of conversion of the community toward this ultimate end. Then it encodes, in oracles of judgment and deliverance, teachings that enable adherents to form the ideal self-image, and finally, as a way of life that puts these teachings into practice, it proposes a "covenant of friendship" (Ezek 34:25 and 37:36) among the exiled people and between them and their captors. en_US
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dc.publisher Sage Publications en_US
dc.title Ezekiel and the Covenant of Friendship en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Religious Studies en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Sociology en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Humanities en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/66911/2/10.1177_014610799202200402.pdf
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/014610799202200402 en_US
dc.identifier.source Biblical Theology Bulletin:A Journal of Bible and Theology en_US
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