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Introduction

Shelly Matthews

in Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195393323
eISBN:
9780199866618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393323.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter introduces the arguments of Boyarin, Lieu, and van Henten concerning martyrdom and identity construction among Jews and Christians, arguing that the death of Stephen should be considered ... More


The Search for a Universal Method

Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee

in The Nay Science: A History of German Indology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199931347
eISBN:
9780199345724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931347.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The examination of the critical method as applied in German Mahābhārata and Bhagavadgītā scholarship has shown that although German scholars claimed to take a scientific approach to the epic, their ... More


Introducing the Old Testament

R. J. Coggins

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132543
eISBN:
9780191670053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132543.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Study of the Old Testament has long been dominated by what is sometimes called the ‘historical-critical method’: careful analysis of individual books in order to discover their component sources, ... 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


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


Studying John

John Ashton

in Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269793
eISBN:
9780191683817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explains the book's title and provides a defence of the aims and methods of what is generally known as historical criticism. It discusses that most biblical narratives and the gospels ... More


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