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Yours Faithfully Virtual Letters from the Bible

Yours Faithfully: Virtual Letters from the Bible

1st Edition

Philip R. Davies
November 01, 2004

'Yours Faithfully' presents an anthology of virtual letters from the Bible, in which leading scholars imagine correspondence between biblical characters. Each letter conveys the insights that a given character might have and, together, the letters provide a rich sense of the concerns which propel ...

History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles

History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles

1st Edition

Ehud Ben Zvi
May 01, 2006

History, Literature and Theology in the Book of Chronicles presents a new way of approaching this key biblical text, arguing that the Book employs both multiple viewpoints and the knowledge of the past held by its intended readership to reshape social memory and reinforce the authority of God. The ...

Jonah's World Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story

Jonah's World: Social Science and the Reading of Prophetic Story

1st Edition

Lowell K. Handy
January 10, 2008

The story of Jonah, often read as a simple children's story, is a multifaceted and elaborate narrative with serious intent. Treating the biblical book as a fictitious story based on real locations and recognizable persons, 'Jonah's World' examines the background to the story and draws on social ...

Symposia Dialogues Concerning the History of Biblical Interpretation

Symposia: Dialogues Concerning the History of Biblical Interpretation

1st Edition

Roland Boer
June 05, 2007

'Symposia' illuminates the central issues and concerns of biblical studies by presenting a series of stories. The model for the stories is the ancient Greek idea of the symposium, a 'sitting down together for the purpose of drinking'. In Plato's writings, the symposium becomes a genre of writing ...

The Bible Says So! From Simple Answers to Insightful Understanding

The Bible Says So!: From Simple Answers to Insightful Understanding

1st Edition

Edwin D. Freed, Jane F. Roberts
March 12, 2009

Is it possible to apply teachings from the Bible to our world today, given the vast differences between biblical times and ours? Biblical passages are often taken out of context and interpreted to support a particular viewpoint or justify a particular action. 'The Bible Says So!' examines the ...

Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism Quests, Scholarship and Ideology

Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism: Quests, Scholarship and Ideology

1st Edition

James G. Crossley
July 01, 2013

'Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism' analyses the ideology underpinning contemporary scholarly and popular quests for the historical Jesus. Focusing on cultural and political issues, the book examines postmodernism, multiculturalism and the liberal masking of power. The study ranges across diverse ...

The Joy of Kierkegaard Essays on Kierkegaard as a Biblical Reader

The Joy of Kierkegaard: Essays on Kierkegaard as a Biblical Reader

1st Edition

Hugh S. Pyper
October 01, 2011

Kierkegaard has often been regarded as a gloomy thinker yet, as an evangelist, his aim was to discover the joy of the truth of Christianity. Both Kierkegaard's belief and his doubt in his own work were the result of his attempt to comprehend the exceptional experiences of biblical characters and to...

The Zionist Bible Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory

The Zionist Bible: Biblical Precedent, Colonialism and the Erasure of Memory

1st Edition

Nur Masalha
May 01, 2013

Throughout the history of European imperialism the grand narratives of the Bible have been used to justify settler-colonialism. "The Zionist Bible" explores the ways in which modern political Zionism and Israeli militarism have used the Bible - notably the Book of Joshua and its description of ...

The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

1st Edition

Laura Feldt
November 01, 2011

The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha argues that perspectives drawn from literary-critical theories of the fantastic and fantasy are apt to explore Hebrew Bible religious narratives. The book focuses on the narratives' marvels, monsters, and magic, rather than whether or not ...

Delivering the Word Preaching and Exegesis in the Western Christian Tradition

Delivering the Word: Preaching and Exegesis in the Western Christian Tradition

1st Edition

William John Lyons, Isabella Sandwell
October 01, 2011

Biblical texts have been used consistently in sermons throughout Christian history. Preachers have transformed the texts into an aural experience, using them to evangelize, educate, edify, exhort, or even terrify, their audiences. Sermons have enabled Scripture to be communicated to people from a ...

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts An Introduction to Approaches and Problems

Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts: An Introduction to Approaches and Problems

1st Edition

Ian Young, Robert Rezetko, Martin Ehrensvard
August 22, 2014

Since the beginning of critical scholarship biblical texts have been dated using linguistic evidence. Until now there has been no introduction to and comprehensive overview of the field. Volume 1 introduces the linguistic dating of biblical texts. The book examines the principles and methodology ...

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