Max Weber and the Sociology of Biblical Social Worlds

Max Weber and the Sociology of Biblical Social Worlds

(Hardback - Oct 2013)
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The volume provides new Weberian readings and reconstructions of social and cultural processes in ancient Israel and formative Judaism as evidenced in the literary and material remains of the society. It places Weber's Ancient Judaism into the context of Weber's considered as a whole, and establishes that there is more to the legacy of Weber in biblical studies than reliance on the AJ text suggests.
Readers are introduced to the central themes in Weber's sociology, including his distinctive methodological positions, and are taken through a series of studies that utilize Weber's concepts and theories relating to law, charisma, stratification, work ethics, disenchantment and rationalization in relation to Biblical social worlds. These applications are considered critically, and the overall aim is to establish what a Weberian approach to ancient Biblical would be constituted by at the same time as integrating Weber's approach with the best in contemporary social science criticism and, when necessary, to develop a neo- and post -Weberian stance in relation to certain social variables and social processes.


  • SKU: 9780567027580
  • SKU10: 0567027589
  • Title: Max Weber and the Sociology of Biblical Social Worlds
  • Series: Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
  • Publisher: T & T Clark International
  • Date Published: Oct 2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Subject: Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament


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