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Biblical Interpretation and Method: Essays in Honour of John Barton

Katharine J. Dell and Paul M. Joyce

Abstract

Since the rise of critical biblical study in the nineteenth century, there has been a revolution in the way that we interpret the Bible and in the methods we employ to facilitate our reading. Professor John Barton has been a major recent influence upon such developments and this volume reflects upon his contribution. A generation of scholars has engaged with, adopted, and further developed Professor Barton's nuanced and careful explication of method, as exemplified particularly in his book Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study. The book divides into two parts. In the first, older ... More

Keywords: critical biblical study, Professor John Barton, Bible, textual criticism, source criticism, post-colonial readings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645534.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katharine J. Dell, editor
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge; Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge

Paul M. Joyce, editor
Samuel Davidson Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, King's College London

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Contents

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Part I Revisiting Older Approaches

1 Source Criticism

David J. A. Clines

2 Form Criticism

Stuart Weeks

3 Redaction Criticism

H. G. M. Williamson

4 Textual Criticism

Alison Salvesen

5 Historical Criticism

John Muddiman

6 The Quest for Plain Meaning

Susan E. Gillingham

8 Canonical Formation

Anselm C. Hagedorn

Part II Breaking the Mould

11 Liberationist Reading

Christopher Rowland

12 Sociological Approaches

Daniel Smith-Christopher

13 Feminist Criticism

Paula Gooder

14 Canonical Approaches

Christopher Seitz

15 Narrative Theology

N. T. Wright

16 Intertextuality

Will Kynes

17 Intratextuality

John Jarick

18 Materialist Reading

Francesca Stavrakopoulou

20 Cognitive Linguistics

Ellen van Wolde

22 The Bible and the Arts

Katharine J. Dell

24 Ethics and the Bible II

Yvonne Sherwood