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In The Beginning

Critical Concepts For The Study Of The Bible, 1st Edition

By James Aageson


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In The Beginning: Critical Concepts for the Study of the Bible is not an introduction to biblical content in the traditional sense. This text asks students to think like critical biblical interpreters. Each essay presents important questions about the Bible and the complex nature of biblical interpretation and provides each student with the means t

Table of Contents

Introduction -- An Issue of Distance -- Two Religions, One Set of Texts -- A Matter of Method -- From a Hunch to a Hypothesis -- What About Language? -- To Hear and to See -- Be It History or Literature? -- The Bible: A Book or a Library? -- Like an Ever-flowing Stream -- Let's Just Read It Literally -- What Is Truth? Fact, Myth, and Moral Critique -- This Canon Has One "N" -- The Three Legs of Interpretation -- A Question of Purity -- Digging in the Text and in the Dirt -- The Bible and the Examined Life

About the Author

James Aageson is a professor at Concordia College in Minnesota.

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