The Old Testament: Canon, Literature and Theology

The Old Testament: Canon, Literature and Theology

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This collection of John Barton's work engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears on biblical studies; and with the theological reading and use of the biblical text. John Barton's distinctive writing reflects a commitment to a 'liberal' approach to the Bible, which places a high value on traditional biblical criticism and also seeks to show how evocative and full of insight the biblical texts are and how they can contribute to modern theological concerns. This invaluable selection of published writings by one of the leading authorities on biblical text and canon, also includes new essays and editorial introductions from the author.Collected Essays of John Barton Professor John Barton ... But the problem here is that reader-response critics have put themselves under a self-denying ordinance, and are not allowed to ... Its use in biblical studies is an example of biblical scholars trying to catch up with the literary world, and is the very opposite of theanbsp;...

Title:The Old Testament: Canon, Literature and Theology
Author: Professor John Barton
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28

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