Bible after Babel Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age

ISBN-10: 0802828922
ISBN-13: 9780802828927
Edition: 2005
Authors: John J. Collins
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List price: $24.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 211
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Donald Senior , C.P., is President and Professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. John J. Collins , Ph.D., is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University. He is currently serving as president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Preface
Abbreviations
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?
Bibliography
Index of Names
Index of Ancient Literature

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