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Volume Editor: Ingrid R Kitzberger
The autobiographical turn in biblical criticism reveals the interpreter’s “I” and reclaims it as an essential critical category, issuing a challenge to traditional, “objective” criticism. Pioneers in the field have contributed essays both practical and theoretical. They offer stimulating autobiographical re-readings of Hebrew Bible and New Testament texts, and address hermeneutical issues that are at stake in this young field of criticism.
Author: Samuel Tongue
In Between Biblical Criticism and Poetic Rewriting, Samuel Tongue offers an account of the aesthetic and critical tensions inherent in the development of the Higher Criticism of the Bible. Different ‘types’ of Bible are created through the intellectual and literary pressures of Enlightenment and Romanticism and, as Tongue suggests, it is this legacy that continues to orientate the approaches deemed legitimate in biblical scholarship.

Using a number of ancient and contemporary critical and poetic rewritings of Jacob’s struggle with the ‘angel’ (Gen 32:22-32), Tongue makes use of postmodern theories of textual production to argue that it is the ‘paragesis’, a parasitical form of writing between disciplines, that best foregrounds the complex performativity of biblical interpretation.

[German Version] I. Methods of Biblical Criticism applied to the Old Testament – II. Methods of Biblical Criticism applied to the New Testament See also Effective History/Reception History Today, (Christian) biblical scholarship is faced with a plethora of varied methodical approaches that

In: Religion Past and Present Online

Biblical criticism”, like the related “biblical scholarship,” is the umbrella term for method-led critical exegesis, the interpretation of Old and New Testament canonical biblical texts as well as apocryphal and deuterocanonical writings (i.e. the canon transmitted only in the Septuagint). Using

BIBLICAL CRITICISM AND THE RHETORIC OF INQUIRY R. BARRY MATLOCK University of Sheffield If it has been said of critics that they are "the eunuchs of litera- ture, grouped around the bed in envious awe, while a complete man [that is, the author] and his partner demonstrate the art of loving

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Jan Stievermann

’ Christian faith. Sitting in Eichhorn’s lectures, Bancroft wrote extensive notes on what he absorbed about biblical criticism and its history. In one of his notebooks he recorded some striking propaedeutic remarks of the famous professor: in studying any part of the Scriptures one ought to first turn to

In: Grotiana
Author: T. Twining

Introduction: Richard Simon and Seventeenth-Century Biblical Criticism Richard Simon’s Histoire critique du Vieux Testament (1678) has long been viewed as a turning point in early modern biblical scholarship, marking the moment at which the accumulated knowledge of late humanist erudition

In: Erudition and the Republic of Letters

Part of Biblical Exegesis: 1. Historical Survey 2. Biblical Criticism 3. Spiritual Exegesis The Bible contains God’s message to mankind, but this message takes the form of a literature which, though divinely inspired, is nonetheless composed in the ordinary human way. It was written two or three

In: Sacramentum Mundi Online
Author: Jione Havea

378 Book Reviews / Biblical Interpretation 16 (2008) 375-393 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156851508X307010 The Nature of Biblical Criticism. By John Barton. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2007. Pp. x + 206. When a whistle sounds, one of two voices usually follows. First

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: John Ahn

Horizons in Biblical Theology 31 (2009) 199-222 ll l/hb h © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/019590809X12553238843267 Book Reviews The Nature of Biblical Criticism . By John Barton. New York: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007. 216 pp. $24.95. The twofold scope of

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology