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The Death of Scripture and the Rise of Biblical Studies

Michael Legaspi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394351
eISBN:
9780199777211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394351.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the Enlightenment, scholars guided by a new vision of a post-theological age did not simply investigate the Bible, they remade it. In place of the familiar scriptural Bibles that belonged to ... More


History and Ideology in the Old Testament: Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium

James Barr

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198269878
eISBN:
9780191600401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269870.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Is the Bible historically true? Or are its narratives the expression of the ideologies of partisan groups far removed in time from the events depicted? The questions are not new, but are now being ... More


Literary Study of the Bible

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter focuses on a recent challenge to the dominance of theologically interested historical research in biblical scholarship. Literary-critical approaches may also be theologically motivated ... More


The Old Testament

James Barr

in A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter discusses and presents a survey of the Old Testament, beginning with the Hebrew text of the Old Testament and its ancient versions. It examines the rise of traditional biblical criticism ... More


The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This volume seeks to show how Jews, Catholics, and Protestants can and do read the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh/Old Testament simultaneously from a critical and religious perspective. It points out the ... More


History of Religions and History of Traditions

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter traces some significant shifts within the historical paradigm that has guided most modern biblical scholarship. It details the development of historical-critical study in the nineteenth ... More


Conclusion: Reading Scripture in the Presence of the Past

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In using contemporary feminist questions and concerns as a lens with which to examine precritical commentators, one may argue that these traditional interpreters come off surprisingly well: they ... More


Two (Or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship

Alvin Plantinga

in Warranted Christian Belief

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195131932
eISBN:
9780199867486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195131932.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Continuing an examination of proposed defeaters for Christian belief, I turn in this chapter to some of the issues raised by contemporary historical biblical criticism, arguing that contemporary ... More


Theology and the Social Sciences

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the link between theology and the social sciences in biblical interpretation. The social sciences have long had a place in American pastoral and ethical courses, which have ... More


History and the Growth of Knowledge

Robert Morgan and John Barton

in Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter begins with a discussion of the works of David Friedrich Strauss, William Vatke, and Ferdinand Christian Baur. The three authors opted for a rational, historical, i.e. non-supernatural, ... More


The Historical-Critical Reading of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.

in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The jointly authored introduction defines biblical criticism (or the historical-critical method) broadly as the process of establishing the original, contextual meaning of biblical texts and of ... More


Slavery and Sin: The Fight against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism

Molly Oshatz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751686
eISBN:
9780199918799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Slavery and Sin reveals the antislavery origins of liberal Protestantism. Unable to use the letter of the Bible to answer the proslavery claim that slavery was not a sin in and of ... More


Hobbes, Ezra, and the Bible: The History of a Subversive Idea

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247141
eISBN:
9780191597992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247145.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Examines the nature and origins of Hobbes's Biblical criticism, concentrating on what has always seemed his most radical claim-the argument that the Pentateuch was written not by Moses but by a much ... More


Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

John L. Thompson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Passages in the Old Testament that tell of violence against women have received intense scrutiny from feminist biblical critics, who have also decried the way these women's terrifying stories have ... More


 “The Jew Has Died and the Hebrew Has Been Born”: Making and Locating Cultural Traditions

Arieh Bruce Saposnik

in Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195331219
eISBN:
9780199868100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.003.00010
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As the Yishuv grew demographically, the distinctive national culture that emerged necessitated a renegotiation of national centers and peripheries. Zionism's geographical rearrangement of Jewish life ... More


The Crisis of Belief

JEREMY MORRIS

in F. D. Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199263172
eISBN:
9780191602825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263175.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The perspective broadens out again to place Maurice’s theological development in the context of leading currents of early and mid-nineteenth century criticism, including Biblical criticism, ... More


Student Years at the Seminary

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Eleven looks at the years Charles Hodge studied at Princeton Theological Seminary. His studies included classes with Archibald Alexander (in systematic theology and biblical criticism among ... More


Evolutionary Psychology and Scripture Scholarship

Alvin Plantinga

in Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812097
eISBN:
9780199928590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812097.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the areas of evolutionary psychology and scientific scripture scholarship (also known as historical Biblical criticism) there are claims and assertions incompatible with theistic or Christian ... More


The Birth of the Biblical Repertory

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Sixteen provides an overview of early nineteenth century American publishing. Hodge adopted quickly to the growth of publishing in the United States, and in 1825 he began a quarterly ... More


A Century of Theological and Religious Studies in Britain, 1902-2002

Ernest Nicholson (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263051
eISBN:
9780191734090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263051.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapters in this book give an account of how the agenda for theology and religious studies was set and reset throughout the twentieth century – by rapid and at times cataclysmic changes (wars, ... More


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