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The Virtues of ExitOn Resistance and Quitting Politics$
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Jennet Kirkpatrick

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635392

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.001.0001

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(p.110) Conclusion Exodus
The Virtues of Exit

Jennet Kirkpatrick

University of North Carolina Press

The concluding chapter uses the Exodus narrative to exemplify three main findings of the book. First, Exodus provides an early example of an attached exit. The Israelites leave Egypt, but they are also commanded to remember their oppression and the plight of those who remain in bondage. Second, the Israelites enacted an oppositional, resistant exit that was a direct challenge to the dominant political authority. The narrative reveals the connections between exit and political opposition. Third, exits are not necessarily the end of politics or the end of political community. For the Israelites, the flight out of Egypt begins a politically creative time in which they become a political people. Leaving can spark political innovation and experimentation; it can be the beginning of politics, not its end.

Keywords:   Bible, Collective exits, Political community, Slavery, Political oppression

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