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Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study

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"This book is intended for students who have already learned some of the techniques of biblical study, and who would like to understand the wider implications and aims of the various critical methods currently in use. It clarifies the kinds of questions about the meaning of texts that led scholars to develop the now traditional 'historical-critical' approaches, and explains why in recent years these have been succeeded by the newer methods of 'canon criticism' and structuralism. This is the first book designed for students that provides a critical comparison of the new methods with the old from a detached standpoint; it is also the first to show how biblical study is, and has been, related to 'secular' literary criticism. As well as helping readers to find their bearings in the complex modern debate about method in biblical studies, the book also has a thesis to defend. This is that the quest for 'correct' methods has been a false trail in the study of the Bible, and indeed in all literary studies. Biblical and literary criticism belong to the humanities, and the texts they handle are meant to be read, not processed."

Book in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Barton, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Darton, Longman and Todd

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"This book is intended for students who have already learned some of the techniques of biblical study, and who would like to understand the wider implications and aims of the various critical methods currently in use. It clarifies the kinds of questions about the meaning of texts that led scholars to develop the now traditional 'historical-critical' approaches, and explains why in recent years these have been succeeded by the newer methods of 'canon criticism' and structuralism. This is the first book designed for students that provides a critical comparison of the new methods with the old from a detached standpoint; it is also the first to show how biblical study is, and has been, related to 'secular' literary criticism. As well as helping readers to find their bearings in the complex modern debate about method in biblical studies, the book also has a thesis to defend. This is that the quest for 'correct' methods has been a false trail in the study of the Bible, and indeed in all literary studies. Biblical and literary criticism belong to the humanities, and the texts they handle are meant to be read, not processed."

Book in very good condition.

Author(s):
Barton, J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
256
Publisher:
Darton, Longman and Todd

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