Item description for The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (Cambridge Companions to Religion) by John Barton...
Overview This book is the first complete guide to the present state of biblical studies. Intended for students and non specialist readers, i t covers all the methods and approaches currently practised in the academic study of the Bible, as well as examining the major categories of books in the Bible from the perspective of recent scholarship. The twenty-one specially commissioned chapters are written by established scholars from North America and Britain, and represent both traditional and contemporary points of view.
Publishers Description This book provides the first complete guide for students to the present state of biblical studies. The twenty-one specially commissioned chapters are written by established scholars from North America and Britain, and represent both traditional and contemporary points of view. The chapters in Part One cover all the methods and approaches currently practised in the academic study of the Bible, while those in Part Two examine the major categories of books in the Bible from the perspective of recent scholarship - e.g. historical books of the Old Testament, Gospels, prophetic literature. Major issues raised are: the relation of modern 'critical' study of the Bible to 'pre-critical' and 'post-critical' approaches; the place of history in the study of the Bible; feminist, liberationist and new historicist concerns; the relation of Christian and Jewish scholarship; and recent interest in the Bible as literature.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2015
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Companions to Religion
ISBN 0521485932 ISBN13 9780521485937
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More About John Barton
John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His previous publications include What is the Bible?, People of the Book?, Love Unknown, The Oxford Bible Commentary and The Biblical World.
John Barton was born in 1948.
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