The Bible In Modern Culture / Edition 2

The Bible In Modern Culture / Edition 2

by Roy A. Harrisville, Walter Sundberg, Walter Sundberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802839924

ISBN-13: 9780802839923

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Historical-Critical Method in Biblical Scholarship has been a Pandora's box for the intellectual life of the church. No achievement of modern scholarship has been more effective in understanding the Bible, yet it has also seriously challenged a church trying to preserve the integrity of its cherished theological traditions. In this critically acclaimed book Roy…  See more details below

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Historical-Critical Method in Biblical Scholarship has been a Pandora's box for the intellectual life of the church. No achievement of modern scholarship has been more effective in understanding the Bible, yet it has also seriously challenged a church trying to preserve the integrity of its cherished theological traditions. In this critically acclaimed book Roy Harrisville and Walter Sundberg trace the development and drama of historical-critical method by surveying the major figures who created and employed it -- from Baruch Spinoza in the seventeenth century to present-day interpreters. This expanded second edition of The Bible in Modern Culture includes three new chapters detailing the work of Adolf Schlatter, Paul Ricoeur, and Brevard Childs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802839923
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: About This Book1
1The War of the Worldviews10
IThe Agony of Historical Criticism10
IIThe Precritical Reading of the Bible13
IIIThe Precritical Reading under Threat21
IVThe War of the Worldviews26
2Baruch Spinoza: The Emergence of Rationalist Biblical Criticism30
IFrom Dogma to Death30
IIBiography33
IIIThe Theological-Political Treatise36
IVAssessment41
3Hermann Samuel Reimarus: Pressing the Rationalist Attack46
IA Pattern of Warfare46
IIBiography50
IIIThe Apology53
IVAssessment58
4Friedrich Schleiermacher: Formation of the Liberal Protestant Tradition62
IIs Theology Still Possible?62
IIBiography67
IIIChristmas Eve: A Dialogue68
IVAssessment70
5David Friedrich Strauss: The Bible as Myth83
IFaith under Siege83
IIBiography88
IIIThe Life of Jesus90
IVAssessment96
6Ferdinand Christian Baur: Historical Criticism in the Shadow of Idealism104
IBiography104
IIThe Church History108
IIIAssessment115
7Johann Christian Konrad Von Hofmann: The Bible as Salvation History123
IPietist Protest against Historical-Critical Method123
IIBiography128
IIIInterpreting the Bible128
IVAssessment137
8Ernst Troeltsch: The Power of Historical Consciousness146
IHistoricism146
IIBiography151
IIIThe Power of Historical Consciousness153
IVAssessment164
9Adolf Schlatter: Biblical Criticism and the Act of Faith169
IAttack upon Christendom169
IIBiography174
IIIGetting Free180
IVHistorical Research184
VPresuppositions186
VIThe Great Qualifier189
VIIAssessment190
10J. Gresham Machen: The Fundamentalist Defense195
I"We Have No Strauss"195
IIBiography204
IIIChristianity and Liberalism206
IVAssessment212
11Rudolf Bultmann: Biblical Scholarship in Crisis and Renewal217
IAt War with the Worldview217
IIBiography225
IIINew Testament and Theology228
IVAssessment239
12Ernst Kasemann: Biblical Theology under the Cross249
IBiography249
IIBiblical Theology under the Cross250
IIIAssessment268
13Paul Ricoeur: The Risk of Reading the Bible271
IThe Secular Challenge271
IIBiography276
IIIThe Hermeneutical Interest281
IVCritique283
VConvictions288
VIExegesis292
VIIAssessment295
14Brevard Childs: Biblical Criticism under the Discipline of the Canon304
IThe Postmodern Predicament of Academic Biblical Criticism304
IIBiography309
IIIThe Irritant310
IVThe Prescription312
VCanon and Church316
VICanon and Confession317
VIINothing but the Text318
VIIIAssessment320
15Two Traditions of Historical Criticism329
IThe Nagging Question329
IIThe Enlightenment Tradition330
IIIThe Augustinian Tradition335
Index of Names341
Index of Scripture References348

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