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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


The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Cheryl B. Anderson

in Ancient Laws and Contemporary Controversies: The Need for Inclusive Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195305500
eISBN:
9780199867028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305500.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

“Traditional” Christianity has come to be defined in terms of whom it excludes. Perspectives excluded in biblical laws have also been excluded from Christian traditions and ethical determinations ... More


Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Melanie Jane Wright

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book is about the representation of Moses and the Exodus narrative in three North American texts: Moses in Red by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain (1926), by Zora Neale Hurston ... More


Food, Anthropology, Text and History

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the present methodological ferment in biblical studies it is necessary to articulate a methodological approach to the study of food in the Old Testament. The methodology outlined is fully ... More


 Introduction

Thomas B. Dozeman

in Holiness and Ministry: A Biblical Theology of Ordination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195367331
eISBN:
9780199867417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367331.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This overview states the two general goals of the book: (1) to construct a biblical theology of ordination that is embedded in broad reflection on the nature of holiness in biblical literature and ... More


Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This book gathers voices from an international community of scholars to consider the many facets of the history of biblical interpretation and to question how exegesis shapes spiritual and cultural ... More


Introduction

Caroline Blyth

in The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah's Silence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199589456
eISBN:
9780191594571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter introduces the reader to Dinah, a literary victim of sexual violence, whose story is told in the narrative of Genesis 34. The author raises the issue of Dinah's silence within this ... More


Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah

Alexander Samely

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198270317
eISBN:
9780191683978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270317.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Biblical Studies

This book offers a description of early rabbinic hermeneutics (midrash) as it can be reconstructed from the Mishnah (3rd century CE). The argument is based on a survey of all passages of biblical ... More


Introduction

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

With the exception of sacrifice and the food laws, the subject of food has been almost universally overlooked by Old Testament scholars. Yet food appears on almost every page of the Old Testament and ... More


Introduction

Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the academic career of Michael Fishbane. Since his first teaching post at Brandeis University in 1969, Fishbane has been shaping the ... More


Calling God names: an inner‐biblical approach to the Tetragrammaton

William M. Schniedewind

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter explores holistically a question that touches on Fishbane's interest in mythopoesis as well as inner-biblical interpretation, and the cultural roles of both endeavors. It investigates ... More


What Does the Old Testament Mean?

Richard Swinburne

in Divine Evil?: The Moral Character of the God of Abraham

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199576739
eISBN:
9780191595165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576739.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

When the Christian Church took over the Old Testament, it did so on the understanding that some of it should be understood in non-literal ways. Origen and then Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine ... More


Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference

Margaret D. Kamitsuka

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195311624
eISBN:
9780199785643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311624.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

How can we respect the irreducible diversity of women's experiences and unmask entrenched forms of privilege in feminist theological discourse? This book offers proposals on how to address the ... 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


Introduction: Reading the Silences of Scripture

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:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This study takes its origins from two impulses. On the one hand, it is common for feminist and most modern biblical scholars to dismiss precritical commentators as also “uncritical” by the standards ... More


Coming in from the Cold (War): Cecil B. Demille's the Ten Commandments(1956)

Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152265
eISBN:
9780199834884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152263.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 biblical epic film The Ten Commandments. The analysis of the film and its reception draws on insights from cinema studies, particular in relation to the ... More


Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel

Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198266990
eISBN:
9780191600593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198266995.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The interpretation of authoritative texts is a characteristic feature of the classical religions. In this regard, the Hebrew Bible is a fundamental source for religious exegesis in Judaism, ... More


Eusebius as Exegete: Interpretive Method in the Commentary on Isaiah

MICHAEL J. HOLLERICH

in Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines Eusebius' intentions and his performance as a biblical interpreter in the Commentary on Isaiah. It shows that for Eusebius, the difference between ‘literal’ and ‘spiritual’ ... More


The Impact of the Natural Sciences on Theology: The Idea of Reminder

Tapio Luoma

in Incarnation and Physics: Natural Science in the Theology of Thomas F. Torrance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151893
eISBN:
9780199834419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151895.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Torrance holds that the scientists James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Einstein remind theology of its ontological basis in the Incarnation and the Trinity, a basis largely neglected in modern theology. ... More


Biblical Interpretation

Robert Morgan and John Barton

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192132567
eISBN:
9780191670060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Modern critical study of the Bible in the West has made a deep impact on the fabric of Christian belief. This book explains what interpretation is and what special issues arise in biblical ... More


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