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The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Marc Zvi Brettler, Peter Enns, and Daniel J. Harrington


This volume seeks to show how Jews, Catholics, and Protestants can and do read the Hebrew Bible/Tanakh/Old Testament simultaneously from a critical and religious perspective. It points out the similarities and differences in how biblical texts are read, interpreted, and applied in each tradition. In particular, it explores how biblical criticism, especially the historical-critical method, can provide a sound basis for a religious reading. While the authors were trained academically in biblical criticism and teach it in their classes, they continue to read the Bible as a meaningful religious do ... More

Keywords: biblical criticism, Catholic, Hebrew Bible, historical-critical method, Jew, Old Testament, Protestant, Tanakh

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199863006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Zvi Brettler, author
Brandeis University

Peter Enns, author
Eastern University

Daniel J. Harrington, author
Boston College

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