The Bible After Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 15 בנוב׳ 2005 - 201 עמודים

Biblical scholars today often sound as if they are caught in the aftermath of Babel — a clamor of voices unable to reach common agreement. But is this necessarily a bad thing? Many postmodern critics hear the confusion of critical languages as a welcome opportunity for diverse new approaches.

In The Bible After Babel, noted biblical scholar John J. Collins considers the effect of the postmodern situation on biblical, primarily Old Testament, criticism over the last three decades. Engaging and even-handed, Collins begins by examining the quest of historical criticism to objectively establish a text’s basic meaning. He goes on to deftly review the alternative methods of postmodern criticism, the disputed history of ancient Israel, and the ways in which postcolonial and feminist scholarship has called into question the moral authority of the Bible.

At the same time, as more diverse practitioners — including Jews, women, and ethnic minorities — have entered the field of biblical studies, many of the accepted conclusions of previous scholarship have crumbled. Accepting that the Bible may no longer provide secure foundations for faith, Collins still highlights its ethical challenge to be concerned for the other — a challenge central both to Old Testament ethics and to the teaching of Jesus.


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Historical Criticism and Its Postmodern Critics
The Crisis in Historiography
Exodus and Liberation in Postcolonial Perspective
The Impact of Feminist and Gender Studies
Israelite Religion The Return of the Goddess
Is a Postmodern Biblical Theology Possible?
Index of Names
Index of Ancient Literature
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עמוד viii - SBLDS Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series SBLMS Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series...
עמוד viii - JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society JBL Journal of Biblical Literature...
עמוד vii - HSM Harvard Semitic Monographs HSS Harvard Semitic Studies HTR Harvard Theological Review HUCA Hebrew Union College Annual...
עמוד viii - JSNTSup Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Supplement Series JSOT Journal for the Study of the Old Testament JSPSup Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha.

מידע על המחבר (2005)

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. His many other books include The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview, and The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature.

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