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dc.contributor.authorCoomber, Matthew J. M.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSmith, Zachary B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T22:06:49Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T22:06:49Z
dc.date.issued2021en_US
dc.identifier.issn1941-8450en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/129176
dc.description.abstractBiblical studies has made strides in drawing meaningful connections between systemic poverty in the biblical worlds and today. However, perhaps just as important as connecting the tools and effects of these systems is understanding a human trait that makes their implementation possible: our propensity to act cruelly toward those of lower status. This essay draws upon psychological research on privileged contempt to offer an interpretive and heuristic model that responds to Job’s lament, “those at ease have contempt for misfortune.” The model of privileged contempt is first deployed as an exegetical tool through which to consider the potential psychological underpinnings of biblical texts that admonish abuses of privilege. Its lens is then shifted to offer a biblical critique of the anti-poor and anti-marginalized attitudes found in the new politics of Trumpian Republicanism.|Keywords: Bible, politics, psychology, privilege, liberation, exegesis, hermeneuticsen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleAn Interpretive Model of Privileged Contempt: Understanding Disdain Toward Those of Lower Status, from Ancient Israel to the New American Politicsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume23en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workSupplement Series for the Journal of Religion & Societyen_US
dc.description.noteReligion and the New Politicsen_US


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