Method Matters

Method Matters

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As the field of biblical studies expands to accommodate new modes of inquiry, scholars are increasingly aware of the need for methodological clarity. David L. Petersens teaching, research, and service to the guild are marked by a commitment to such clarity. Thus, in honor of Petersens work, a cohort of distinguished colleagues presents this volume as an authoritative and up-to-date handbook of methods in Hebrew Bible scholarship. Readers will find focused discussions of traditional and newly emerging methods, including historical criticism, ideological criticism, and literary criticism, as well as numerous case studies that indicate how these approaches work and what insights they yield. Additionally, several essays provide a broad overview of the field by reflecting on the larger intellectual currents that have generated and guided contemporary biblical scholarship.The contributors are Yairah Amit, Pablo R. Andiach, Alan J. Avery-Peck, John Barton, Bruce C. Birch, Susan Brayford, William P. Brown, Walter Brueggemann, Mark K. George, William K. Gilders, John H. Hayes, Christopher B. Hays, Ralph W. Klein, Douglas A. Knight, Beatrice Lawrence, Joel M. LeMon, Christoph Levin, James Luther Mays, Dean McBride, Carol A. Newsom, Kirsten Nielsen, Martti Nissinen, Gail R. ODay, Thomas Rmer, C. L. Seow, Naomi Steinberg, Brent A. Strawn, Marvin A. Sweeney, Gene M. Tucker, and Robert R. Wilson.At the same time, much of his work reflects a passion for theological creativity and ethical discernment. See most recently his SBL presidential address, a€œGenesis and Family Values, a€ JBL 24 (2005): 5a€“23; idem, a€œShaking the ... In the user- friendly guide by mary H. Schertz and Perry B. Yoder, that final step is called a€œ Integrating Text and Lifea€ (Seeing the Text: Exegesis for Students of Greek and Hebrew [nashville: Abingdon, 200 ], 49a€“62), comparable to the a€œsixth elementa€ or a€œReflection .

Title:Method Matters
Author: David L. Petersen, Joel M. LeMon, Kent Harold Richards
Publisher:Society of Biblical Lit - 2009-01-01

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