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Honor, Shame, and Guilt

Social-Scientific Approaches to the Book of Ezekiel

Daniel Wu

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Honor, Shame, and Guilt

Social-Scientific Approaches to the Book of Ezekiel

Daniel Wu

In this study, Wu explores how the concepts honor, shame, and guilt function in the book of Ezekiel, as well as in the wider contexts of their general use in anthropological or social-scientific approaches to biblical studies. He frames Ezekiel’s key terms for honor (kabod), shame (bosh), and guilt ('awah) within an analysis of a broad perspective on these terms in the body of the Old Testament as a way of forming the “concept spheres” within which the specific instances of each term in Ezekiel sit. Wu gleans insight from the dominant contemporary definitions of honor, shame, and guilt in the fields of psychology and anthropology and their application to biblical studies, and he reflects on how this broader context informs and is informed by his analysis of Ezekiel. The study concludes by drawing together the implications and contribution of the analysis of Ezekiel and applying them to the development of social-scientific models for the future.

 

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In this study, Wu explores how the concepts honor, shame, and guilt function in the book of Ezekiel, as well as in the wider contexts of their general use in anthropological or social-scientific approaches to biblical studies. He frames Ezekiel’s key terms for honor (kabod), shame (bosh), and guilt ('awah) within an analysis of a broad perspective on these terms in the body of the Old Testament as a way of forming the “concept spheres” within which the specific instances of each term in Ezekiel sit. Wu gleans insight from the dominant contemporary definitions of honor, shame, and guilt in the fields of psychology and anthropology and their application to biblical studies, and he reflects on how this broader context informs and is informed by his analysis of Ezekiel. The study concludes by drawing together the implications and contribution of the analysis of Ezekiel and applying them to the development of social-scientific models for the future.

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Abbreviations

1. Introduction to the Study of Honor and Shame in the Book of Ezekiel: Emic A

2. Anthropological Approaches to Biblical Studies: Imposed Etic

3. Shame (and Guilt) in Recent Study: Imposed Etic

4. Honor in Ezekiel:Emic B Part 1

5. Shame in Ezekiel: Emic B Part 2

6. Guilt in Ezekiel: Emic B Part 3

7. Conclusion: Derived Etic

Appendix: Implications of This Study for Models of Atonement Theology</p>Bibliography

IndexesIndex of Authors

Index of Scripture

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