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Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (John Barton) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521485937
Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation (John Barton) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521485937
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Title: Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation

Author: Barton, John

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521485937

Volumes: 1; Pages: 354

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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.


"... a progress report on biblical interpretation in the 1990s..." New Testament Abstracts

"For an overview of recent Bible scholarship, one cannot do better than The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation ... this is a lively, thorough, easy-to-read guide to the action."--Tom D'Evelyn, The Providence Sunday Journal

"This is one of the best collections addressing methodological approaches and their application and is an important teaching tool in the face of the bewildering array of methodologies presently employed."--Tammi J. Schneider, Religious Studies Review

Notes on contributors


1. Introduction John Barton

Part I. Lines of Approach: 2. Historical-critical approaches John Barton

3. Literary readings of the Bible David Jasper

4. The social world of the Bible Keith W. Whitelam

5. Poststructuralist approaches: new historicism and postmodernism Robert P. Carroll

6. Political readings of scripture Tim Gorringe

7. Feminist interpretation Ann Loades

8. Biblical studies and theoretical hermeneutics Anthony Thiselton

9. The Bible and Christian theology Robert Morgan

10. Biblical study and linguistics William Johnstone

11. Aspects of the Jewish contribution to biblical interpretation Stefan C. Reif

12. The Bible in literature and art Stephen Prickett

Part II. Biblical Books in Modern Interpretation: 13. The Pentateuch Joseph Blenkinsopp

14. The historical books of the Old Testament Iain Provan

15. The prophetic books Robert R. Wilson

16. The poetic and wisdom books Robert Alter

17. The synoptic Gospels and Acts of the Apostles: telling the Christian story Pheme Perkins

18. John and the Johannine literature: the woman at the well John Ashton

19. The Pauline letters James D. G. Dunn

20. The non-Pauline letters Frances Young

21. Apocalyptic literature James VanderKam

General Index

Index of biblical references.

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