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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


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


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


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


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