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This volume introduces the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism. It serves as an indispensable handbook for the work of students approaching biblical studies for the first time and for the professional interpreter of scripture who wants to understand the latest currents in biblical scholarship.
This single volume introduces the reader to the most important methods of Biblical criticism by covering both traditional and more current methods, giving special attention to the way in which methods of criticism are applied to specific texts. The contributors, from a diverse background, demonstrate how their own method is applied.
|Pt. 1||Traditional Methods of Biblical Criticism|
|1||Reading the Bible Historically: The Historian's Approach||11|
|Pt. 2||Expanding the Tradition|
|Pt. 3||Overturning the Tradition|
|13||Reading the Bible Ideologically: Feminist Criticism||237|