Introduction to Biblical Studies (2nd Ed.) (T&t Clark Approaches To Biblical Studies Series)
This book offers an ideal introduction to the complex field of modern biblical studies. In nine short chapters, readers are introduced to questions of inspiration, canon and authority. Chapters follow on historical approaches to the Bible, such as source, form...
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This book offers an ideal introduction to the complex field of modern biblical studies. In nine short chapters, readers are introduced to questions of inspiration, canon and authority. Chapters follow on historical approaches to the Bible, such as source, form and redaction criticism. Comparisons with other literature, such as ancient flood stories or Egyptian psalms help to set the context for this, as well as an analysis of the purpose of each of the four Gospels.;The historical approaches conclude with a discussion of the text of the Bible, asking such questions as, How did we get the Bible? Why do modern versions of the Bible differ from one another? In the second section, Moyise considers a number of approaches that seek to explain why people interpret the Bible in such different ways. Beginning with literary criticism, the book considers how texts 'speak' to readers and influence their attitudes, emotions, and behaviour. This is followed by liberation and feminist approaches, which consider how gender, ethnicity, and social location affect what people regard as important and hence how they interpret the Bible. The book concludes with a variety of theological approaches used by those who consider the Bible to be sacred scripture.
A clear and helpful approach to studying the Bible, pointing to the value of the differing approaches available, while helping the student toward an understanding of the essential unity of the Scriptures.
"This concise introduction to biblical studies provides a clear and helpful guide to the study of the Scriptures, outlining the forms and values of the different approaches on offer - from historical to feminist, and from liberation to literary - while helping the reader to appreciate what each approach adds to our understanding of the text."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Steve Moyise (Ph.D., University of Birmingham) is professor of New Testament at the University of Chichester. He is author of The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation; The Old Testament in the New and Evoking Scripture: Seeing the Old Testament in the New. He is also coeditor with Maarten Menken of a series exploring the way particular Old Testament books are used in the New Testament, including Psalms in the New Testament; Isaiah in the New Testament; Deuteronomy in the New Testament, and The Minor Prophets in the New Testament.
Most recently he has produced Jesus and Scripture and Paul and Scripture: Studying the New Testament Use of the Old Testament.
- 1. God And The Bible; 2. Historical Approaches: The Search For Sources; 3. Historical Approaches: The Search For Context; 4. Historical Approaches: The Search For Intentions; 5. Historical Approaches: The Text Of The Bible; 6. Literary Approaches: How Do Texts Affect Readers? 7. The Role Of Readers: Gender, Ethnicity And Social Location; 8. The Role Of Readers: Reading Against The Grain; 9. Theological Approaches