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New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4. From 1750 to the Present (John K Riches) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) 9780521858236
New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4. From 1750 to the Present (John K Riches) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2015) 9780521858236
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Title: New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4. From 1750 to the Present

Author: Riches, John K

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2015

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521858236

Volumes: 1; Pages: 868

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The political, technological, and cultural upheaval of the past two-and-a-half centuries has dramatically altered how we read and understand the Bible. This volume examines the Bible's role in the modern world ? beginning with a treatment of its production and distribution that discusses publishers, printers, text critics, and translators and continuing with a presentation of new methods of studying the text that have emerged, including historical, literary, social-scientific, feminist, postcolonial, liberal, and fundamentalist readings. There is a full discussion of the changes in understandings of and approaches to the Bible in various faith communities. The dissemination of the Bible throughout the globe has also produced a host of new interpretations, and this volume provides a comprehensive geographical survey of its reception. In the final chapters, the authors offer a thematic overview of the Bible in relation to literature, art, film, science, and other disciplines. They demonstrate that, in spite of challenges to the Bible's authority in western Europe, it remains highly relevant and influential, not least in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

Table of Contents

Introduction John Riches

Part I. Producing the Text:

1. Critical editions and the development of text-critical methods, part 2: from Lachmann (1831) to the present Eldon Epp

2. Producing the text: production and distribution of popular editions of the Bible Leslie Howsam and Scott McLaren

3. Translations of the Bible and the cultural impulse Lamin Sanneh

Part II. New Modes of Study of the Bible:

4. The History of Religions School Wayne A. Meeks

5. The archaeological study of the Bible Keith Whitelam

6. Source, form, redaction, and literary criticism Janice Capel Anderson

7. Social-scientific readings Halvor Moxnes

8. Reception history Ian Boxall

9. The uses of the Bible in theology W. T. Dickens

10. Idealist/Hegelian readings Peter C. Hodgson

11. Liberal readings of the Bible and their conservative responses Mark Chapman

12. The use of the Bible in dialectical theology Timothy Gorringe

13. Existential(ist) interpretation of the New Testament Robert Morgan

14. Liberationist readings of the Bible Christopher Rowland

15. Feminist readings Jorunn kland

16. Postcolonial readings Stephen D. Moore

17. Jewish readings of the Bible Marc Zvi Brettler and Edward Breuer

18. The Bible in philosophy and hermeneutics Werner G. Jeanrond

19. Fundamentalist readings of the Bible Harriet Harris

Part III. Reception of the Bible Geographically:

20. The Bible in Africa Gerald West

21. The Bible in North America Mark Noll

22. The Bible in Latin America N�stor M�guez and Daniel Bruno

23. The Bible in Asia R. S. Sugirtharajah

24. The Bible in Europe David Thompson

Part IV. Reception of the Bible Confessionally:

25. The Bible in the Orthodox Church from the seventeenth century to the present day Konstantinos Skouteris and Constantine Belezos

26. The reception of the Bible in Roman Catholic tradition Peter Neuner

27. The Bible in Protestantism from 1750 to 2000 Mark W. Elliott

28. New churches: Pentecostals and the Bible Edmund J. Rybarczyk

29. The Bible in interfaith dialogue S. Wesley Ariarajah

Part V. Thematic Overview: Reception and Use of the Bible, 1750?2000:

30. The Bible in society Willard M. Swartley

31. The Bible in literature Elena Volkova

32. The Bible in film Gaye Ortiz and William R. Telford

33. The Bible in music Tassilo Erhardt

34. The Bible in art Michael Wheeler

35. The Bible and science Nicolaas A. Rupke

36. The Bible and hymnody J. R. Watson

Conclusion John Riches.
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