This brief volume brings together three of Norman Gottwald's classic essays that address issues of social class and ideology as they pertain to the interpretation of the biblical documents. The small format makes them useful for classroom and small-group use, providing definitions, theoretical concerns, and applications to specific texts. The author has been a leader in the social-scientific analysis of the Bible for almost fifty years.
Social Class as an Analytic and Hermeneutical Category in Biblical Studies
Social Class and Ideology in Isaiah 40–55: An Eagletonian Reading
Ideology and Ideologies in Israelite Prophecy