Religion: Bible (The)

  • Beyond Orality: Performance and the Composition of Biblical Poetry book cover

    Beyond Orality

    Performance and the Composition of Biblical Poetry

    By Jacqueline Vayntrub

    This book examines the modern scholarly history of theorizing biblical poetry and draws out an inherent tension between theories of biblical poetry that assume an oral genesis, and the written nature of our evidence. The divide between this imagined orality and the concrete materiality of the texts…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Discovering Babylon book cover

    Discovering Babylon

    By Rannfrid Thelle

    This volume presents Babylon as it has been passed down through Western culture: through the Bible, classical texts, in Medieval travel accounts, and through depictions of the Tower motif in art. It then details the discovery of the material culture remains of Babylon from the middle of the 19th…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine: Changing Perspectives 8 book cover

    Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine

    Changing Perspectives 8

    By Keith W. Whitelam

    This volume is part of the Changing Perspectives sub-series, which is constituted by anthologies of articles by world-renowned biblical scholars and historians that have made an impact on the field and changed its course during the last decades. This volume offers a collection of seminal essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-06-18 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The New Testament in Muslim Eyes: Paul's Letter to the Galatians book cover

    The New Testament in Muslim Eyes

    Paul's Letter to the Galatians

    By Shabbir Akhtar

    This book explores Christian origins by examining a key New Testament epistle, Paul’s letter to the Galatian churches, seen by Christians as the charter of Christian liberty from the inherited Jewish law. The New Testament in Muslim Eyes provides a close textual commentary on perhaps the earliest…

    Paperback – 2018-06-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Biblical Interpretation in Islamic Context Series

  • Environmental Humanities and Theologies: Ecoculture, Literature and the Bible book cover

    Environmental Humanities and Theologies

    Ecoculture, Literature and the Bible

    By Rod Giblett

    Many ways of thinking about and living with ‘the environment’ have their roots in the Bible and the Christian cultural tradition. Environmental Humanities and Theologies shows that some of these ways are problematic. It also provides alternative ways that value both materiality and spirituality.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Environmental Humanities

  • Thinking Sex with the Great Whore: Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation book cover

    Thinking Sex with the Great Whore

    Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation

    By Luis Menéndez-Antuña

    Many scholars in Biblical and Revelation studies have written at length about the imperial and patriarchal implications of the figure of the Whore of Babylon. However, much of the focus has been on the links to the Roman Empire and ancient attitudes towards gender. This book adds another layer to…

    Hardback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • The Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse: Double Trouble Embodied book cover

    The Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse

    Double Trouble Embodied

    By Marianne Bjelland Kartzow

    The Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse adds new knowledge to the ongoing discussion of slavery in early Christian discourse. Kartzow argues that the complex tension between metaphor and social reality in early Christian discourse is undertheorized. A metaphor can…

    Hardback – 2018-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel: Advancing Gender Studies in the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Masculinities in the Court Tales of Daniel

    Advancing Gender Studies in the Hebrew Bible

    By Brian Charles DiPalma

    In this volume, Brian Charles DiPalma examines masculinities in the court tales of Daniel as a test case for issues facing the burgeoning area of gender studies in the Hebrew Bible. In doing so, it both analyses how the court tales of Daniel portray the characters in terms of configurations of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity book cover

    Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife

    Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity

    By Mark Finney

    This book begins by arguing that early Greek reflection on the afterlife and immortality insisted on the importance of the physical body whereas a wealth of Jewish texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism and early (Pauline) Christianity understood post-mortem existence to be that of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    BibleWorld

  • Provincializing the Bible: Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature book cover

    Provincializing the Bible

    Faulkner and Postsecular American Literature

    By Norman W. Jones

    Why, in our supposedly secular age, does the Bible feature prominently in so many influential and innovative works of contemporary U.S. literature? More pointedly, why would a book indelibly allied with a long history of institutionalized oppressions play a supporting role—and not simply as an…

    Hardback – 2018-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Animal Ethics and Theology: The Lens of the Good Samaritan book cover

    Animal Ethics and Theology

    The Lens of the Good Samaritan

    By Daniel Miller

    In this book, Daniel K. Miller articulates a new vision of human and animal relationships based on the foundational love ethic within Christianity. Framed around Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, Animal Ethics and Theology thoughtfully examines the shortcomings of utilitarian and rights-based…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming book cover

    Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice

    Owning and Consuming

    By Paul Babie, Michael Trainor

    This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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