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Biblical Interpretation
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Biblical Interpretation

Robert Morgan and John Barton


Modern critical study of the Bible in the West has made a deep impact on the fabric of Christian belief. This book explains what interpretation is and what special issues arise in biblical interpretation. It analyses the development of literary and historical criticism and more recent social-scientific and literary approaches, by focusing on the key figures from Reimarus to Gerd Theissen, and exposes the underlying theological issues. There emerges a pattern in the relationship between religious interests in these texts and the rational methods used to interpret them, providing guidance for a ... More

Keywords: Bible, Christian belief, biblical interpretation, criticism, Reimarus, Gerd Theissen, theological issues

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1988 Print ISBN-13: 9780192132567
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132567.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Morgan, author
University of Oxford

John Barton, author
University of Oxford