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The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present

The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Revised, 4/13/2015
EAN 9780521858236, ISBN10: 0521858232

Hardcover, 868 pages, 23.5 x 16.2 x 3.5 cm
Language: English

This volume examines the Bible's role in the modern world - beginning with a treatment of its production and distribution that discusses publishers, printers, text critics, and translators and continuing with a presentation of new methods of studying the text that have emerged, including historical, literary, social-scientific, feminist, postcolonial, liberal, and fundamentalist readings. There is a full discussion of the changes in understandings of and approaches to the Bible in various faith communities. The dissemination of the Bible throughout the globe has also produced a host of new interpretations, and this volume provides a comprehensive geographical survey of its reception. In the final chapters, the authors offer a thematic overview of the Bible in relation to literature, art, film, science, and other disciplines. They demonstrate that, in spite of challenges to the Bible's authority in western Europe, it remains highly relevant and influential, not least in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.

Introduction John Riches
Part I. Producing the Text
1. Critical editions and the development of text-critical methods, part 2
from Lachmann (1831) to the present Eldon Epp
2. Producing the text
production and distribution of popular editions of the Bible Leslie Howsam and Scott McLaren
3. Translations of the Bible and the cultural impulse Lamin Sanneh
Part II. New Modes of Study of the Bible
4. The History of Religions School Wayne A. Meeks
5. The archaeological study of the Bible Keith Whitelam
6. Source, form, redaction, and literary criticism Janice Capel Anderson
7. Social-scientific readings Halvor Moxnes
8. Reception history Ian Boxall
9. The uses of the Bible in theology W. T. Dickens
10. Idealist/Hegelian readings Peter C. Hodgson
11. Liberal readings of the Bible and their conservative responses Mark Chapman
12. The use of the Bible in dialectical theology Timothy Gorringe
13. Existential(ist) interpretation of the New Testament Robert Morgan
14. Liberationist readings of the Bible Christopher Rowland
15. Feminist readings Jorunn Økland
16. Postcolonial readings Stephen D. Moore
17. Jewish readings of the Bible Marc Zvi Brettler and Edward Breuer
18. The Bible in philosophy and hermeneutics Werner G. Jeanrond
19. Fundamentalist readings of the Bible Harriet Harris
Part III. Reception of the Bible Geographically
20. The Bible in Africa Gerald West
21. The Bible in North America Mark Noll
22. The Bible in Latin America Néstor Míguez and Daniel Bruno
23. The Bible in Asia R. S. Sugirtharajah
24. The Bible in Europe David Thompson
Part IV. Reception of the Bible Confessionally
25. The Bible in the Orthodox Church from the seventeenth century to the present day Konstantinos Skouteris and Constantine Belezos
26. The reception of the Bible in Roman Catholic tradition Peter Neuner
27. The Bible in Protestantism from 1750 to 2000 Mark W. Elliott
28. New churches
Pentecostals and the Bible Edmund J. Rybarczyk
29. The Bible in interfaith dialogue S. Wesley Ariarajah
Part V. Thematic Overview
Reception and Use of the Bible, 1750–2000
30. The Bible in society Willard M. Swartley
31. The Bible in literature Elena Volkova
32. The Bible in film Gaye Ortiz and William R. Telford
33. The Bible in music Tassilo Erhardt
34. The Bible in art Michael Wheeler
35. The Bible and science Nicolaas A. Rupke
36. The Bible and hymnody J. R. Watson
Conclusion John Riches.