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To Each Its Own Meaning : An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and Their Applications

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ISBN-10: 0664252362

ISBN-13: 9780664252366

Edition: 1st

Authors: Steven L. McKenzie, Stephen R. Haynes

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This single volume introduces the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism by giving equal time to historical and literary approaches. Each chapter addresses five sets of issues: (1) definition of the method, important terms and concepts, the history of its development, assumptions made about the relationship of text and history, and prospects for the future; (2) the method in relation to others discussed in this book; (3) the method in action, with reference to a particular text in either Genesis or Luke-Acts; (4) the drawbacks of the method; and (5) suggested reading for those who wish to study further. Chapter topics include reading the Bible historically, by J. Maxwell Miller; source criticism, by Pauline Viviano; tradition-historical criticism, by Robert A. Di Vito; form criticism, by Martin J. Buss; redaction criticism, by Gail Paterson Corrington; social-scientific criticism, by Dale B. Martin; canonical criticism, by Mary C. Callaway; rhetorical criticism, by Yehoshua Gitay; structural criticism, by Daniel Patte; narrative criticism, by David M. Gunn; reader-response criticism, by Edgar V. McKnight; the poststructuralist approach, by William A. Beardslee; and feminist criticism, by Danna Nolan Fewell.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introductionp. 1
Traditional Methods of Biblical Criticism
Reading the Bible Historically: The Historian's Approachp. 11
Source Criticismp. 29
Tradition-Historical Criticismp. 53
Form Criticismp. 69
Redaction Criticismp. 87
Expanding the Tradition
Social-Scientific Criticismp. 103
Canonical Criticismp. 121
Rhetorical Criticismp. 135
Overturning the Tradition
Structural Criticismp. 153
Narrative Criticismp. 171
Reader-Response Criticismp. 197
Poststructuralist Criticismp. 221
Reading the Bible Ideologically: Feminist Criticismp. 237
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