Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Touching the Heart of God: The Social…

Touching the Heart of God: The Social Construction of Poverty Among…

by William Robert Domeris

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0567028623, Hardcover)

In this book, Domeris makes use of a various theoreticians to create a model of poverty that enables us to define the poor of Iron Age Israel with some precision. Touching the Heart deals intensively with the nature of poverty and uses the biblical material from the Hebrew Bible as illustrative of the complexity of the phenomenon. Domeris views poverty throughout as a social construction, and the final chapter presents a unique model of poverty which includes the dimensions of power and honor and their opposites. The book concludes that the poor in Israel in Iron Age II were those peasants who experienced significant deprivation and capacity failure due to a combination of inadequate land and poor weather as well as the collapse of positive reciprocity. The major issue in the monarchic period (Iron Age II) is the slow but steady increase in deprivation, coupled with a decrease in exchange-entitlement. These pressures arise in a context where there is already a failure of the legal and economic systems, as explicitly commented on by the prophets. According to the biblical writers, it is these aspects of poverty that touch the heart of God.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:04 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 pay

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,121,922 books! | Top bar: Always visible