Biblical Criticism in Crisis?
The Impact of the Canonical Approach on Old Testament Studies
By (author) Mark G. Brett
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Biblical Criticism in Crisis? by Mark G. Brett
Book DescriptionThis book suggests that Old Testament scholars should strengthen their growing links with neighbouring academic disciplines and encourage a number of interpretative interests within biblical studies. Given such a pluralistic context, the author's contention is that the 'canonical' approach to Old Testament study will have a distinctive contribution to make to the discipline without necessarily displacing other traditions of historical and literary inquiry, as many scholars have assumed. Dr Brett offers a comprehensive critique of the canonical approach as developed by Brevard Childs, and examines the development of Childs's exegetical practice, his hermeneutical theory, and the many critical responses which his work has elicited. In responding to these criticisms, the author examines the most problematic aspects of the canonical approach (notably Childs's inadequate reply to those who emphasize the ideological conflicts that lie behind biblical texts in their final form) and seeks to reconstruct the approach in light of contemporary discussions of interpretation in literary theory and the social sciences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521401197
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mark G. Brett
Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theologies, Hardback (December 2014)
Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theology focuses on what postcolonial theologies look like in colonial contexts, particularly in dialogue with the First Nations Peoples in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. The contributors have roots in the Asia-Pacific, but the struggles, theologies and concerns they address are shared across the seas.
Biblical Criticism in Crisis?, Paperback (January 2008)
The book offers a comprehensive critique of the canonical approach.
Genesis, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by Mark G. Brett
Mark Brett places the first book of the Bible firmly within its sociopolitical context. He argues that it can be read as resistance literature and that the editors of Genesis were directly engaged with contemporary issues.
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