New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications

New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications

by Steven L. McKenzie, John Kaltner
ISBN-10:
0664238165
ISBN-13:
9780664238162
Pub. Date:
08/23/2013
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
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Overview

New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664238162
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Pages: 181
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors ix

Preface xi

1 Cultural-Historical Criticism of Bible Timothy Beal 1

2 Disability Studies and the Bible Nyasha Junior Jeremy Schipper 21

3 Ecological Criticism Norman C. Habel 39

4 New Historicism Gina Hens-Piazza 59

5 The Bible and Popular Culture Linda S. Schearing Valarie H. Ziegler 77

6 Postcolonial Biblical Criticism Warren Carter 97

7 Postmodernism Hugh S. Pyper 117

8 Psychological Biblical Criticism D. Andrew Kille 137

9 Queer Criticism Ken Stone 155

Index 177

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