In the Beginning Critical Concepts for the Study of the Bible

ISBN-10: 0813366208
ISBN-13: 9780813366203
Edition: 2000
Authors: James W. Aageson
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Description: In The Beginning is a short introduction to the Bible for students interested in the humanities and religious studies. The author provides readers with valuable insights into reading and studying the Bible.

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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

In The Beginning is a short introduction to the Bible for students interested in the humanities and religious studies. The author provides readers with valuable insights into reading and studying the Bible.

List of Tables and Figures
Introduction
For Instructors
For Students
Summary of Chapters
An Issue of Distance
The Immediate Text
The Remote Text
The Middle Ground
Two Religions, One Set of Texts
Implications of the Designation Old Testament
The Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments
Interpreting the Old Testament
A Matter of Method
Interpretive Method
Source Criticism
Redaction Criticism
From a Hunch to a Hypothesis
Inductive Thinking
Deductive Thinking and Hypotheses
The Two-Source Hypothesis
What About Language?
Translation and Interpretation: An Example
Translation and the Problem of Language
Translation and the Jesus Tradition
Translation and the Church
Biblical Versions
To Hear and to See
Oral and Literary Culture
The Character of Written Texts
Be It History or Literature?
Historical Interpretation
Literary Interpretation
The Bible: A Book or a Library?
The Diversity of Literary Genres
The Diversity of Historical and Theological Circumstances
Like an Ever-flowing Stream
Form Criticism
Redaction Criticism, Recontextualization, and Intertextuality
The History of Traditions and the Formation of the Canon
Let's Just Read It Literally
The Surface Level of the Biblical Text
The Intent of the Biblical Author
The Accuracy of the Biblical Text
What Is Truth? Fact, Myth, and Moral Critique
Truth as Historical Correspondence
Truth by Definition and the Power of Myth
Biblical Truth and Moral Critique
This Canon Has One "N"
Canonization
Canon as Foundational Text
The Church and the University
The Three Legs of Interpretation
Constituency
Location
Function
A Question of Purity
The Rise of Judaism
"Matter" out of Place
Digging in the Text and in the Dirt
Textual Material
Archaeological Material
Biblical Scholars and Archaeologists in Conversation
The Bible and the Examined Life
Introductory Courses, Old and New
Teaching Goals
Index of Terms and Names
Index of Biblical References

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