New Meanings For Ancient Texts
This book is a supplement and sequel to To Each Its Own Meaning , edited by Steven L. McKenzie and Stephen R. Haynes, which introduced the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism and remains a widely used...
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This book is a supplement and sequel to To Each Its Own Meaning, edited by Steven L. McKenzie and Stephen R. Haynes, which introduced the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism and remains a widely used classroom textbook. This new volume explores recent developments in, and approaches to, biblical criticism since 1999. Leading contributors define and describe their approach for non-specialist readers, using examples from the Old and New Testament to help illustrate their discussion. Topics include cultural criticism, disability studies, queer criticism, postmodernism, ecological criticism, new historicism, popular culture, postcolonial criticism, and psychological criticism. Each section includes a list of key terms and definitions and suggestions for further reading.
Contributors: Timothy Beal, Warren Carter, Norman C. Habel, Gina Hens-Piazza, Nyasha Junior, D. Andrew Kille, Hugh S. Pyper, Linda S. Schearing, Jeremy Schipper, Ken Stone, and Valarie H. Ziegler.
John Kaltner (Ph.D., Drew University, Hebrew Bible) is the Virginia Ballou McGehee Professor of Muslim-Christian Relations. He teaches courses in the Bible, Islam, and Arabic. His recent publications include The Old Testament: Its Background, Growth, and Content (with Steven L. McKenzie). Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2007; What Do Our Neighbors Believe? Questions and Answers on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (with Howard Greenstein and Kendra Hotz). Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007; and Inspired Speech: Prophecy in the Ancient Near East. Essays in Honor of Herbert B. Huffmon. ( Edited with Louis Stulman. London: T & T Clark International, 2004.)
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Steven L. McKenzie is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the author of "All God's Children: A Biblical Critique of Racism" and coeditor of "To Each Its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Application".
"As . . . newer approaches [to biblical criticism] become more established and influential, it is essential that students and other serious readers of the Bible be exposed to them and become familiar with them. That is the main impetus behind the present volume, which is offered as a textbook for those who wish to go further than the approaches covered in To Each Its Own Meaning by exploring more recent or experimental ways of reading."
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