Item description for Psychological Biblical Criticism (Guides to Biblical Scholarship Old Testament Series) by D. Andrew Kille & Gene M. Tucker...
Overview This volume provides an introduction to psychological interpretations of the Hebrew Bible in general, with the Garden of Eden story as a test case. It approaches the text from Freudian, Jungian and Developmental psychologies, comparing and contrasting the different methods while taking on the hermeneutical issues. The work of Ricoeur is used to establish criteria for adequate interpretation.
Publishers Description This volume provides an introduction to psychological interpretations of the Hebrew Bible -- with the Garden of Eden story as a test case. It approaches the text from Freudian, Jungian, and Developmental psychologies, comparing and contrasting the different methods while taking on the hermeneutical issues. Ricoeur's work is used to establish criteria for adequate interpretation.
Genesis 3 presents a fruitful text for psychological interpretation given its importance in Western culture. Its themes of sexuality, guilt, consciousness, and alienation are issues of great concern for everyone in our society. Kille's aim is to locate psychological criticism within the field of biblical studies and to propose a hermeneutical framework for describing and evaluating psychological approaches. The second part is devoted to analysis of different evaluations of Genesis 3 from the three chosen psychological perspectives.
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Guides To Biblical Scholarship
ISBN 080063246X ISBN13 9780800632465
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More About D. Andrew Kille & Gene M. Tucker
D. Andrew Kille is director of Interfaith Space, an organization that develops and supports interfaith relationships in the San Francisco Bay Area. An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches, USA, he is the author of Psychological Biblical Criticism.
D. Andrew Kille was born in 1950.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Psychological Biblical Criticism (Guides to Biblical Scholarship Old Testament Series)?
You'll never read Genesis the same way! Dec 18, 2000
This book excellently applies Jungian, Rankian, and Freudian psychology to the text of Genisis 3 in the Bible. It combines sources from authors of old in an attempt to coherently connect them into a readable book. The old notions of the Fall can be easily dispelled, or at least looked at in a different light, once one reads this. I think it is a must read for anyone interested in psychology, or anybody who has read Genesis. -lrw-