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Autobiographical Biblical Criticism

Between Text and Self

Edited by 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.

Between Biblical Criticism and Poetic Rewriting

Interpretative Struggles over Genesis 32:22-32


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.

Broer, Ingo, Dormeyer, Detlev, Osiek, Carolyn, Patte, Daniel, Raguse, Hartmut, Schmeller, Thomas, Schottroff, Luise, Udo, Schnelle and Wacker, Marie-Theres

[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

Christophersen, Alf

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

R. Barry Matlock

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

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

Petrus Gerard Duncker and Salvador Muñoz Iglesias

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

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

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

Nili Samet

’s development, the problem of the epilogue’s source remains a question of personal scholarly judgment. A way out of this vicious circle was suggested by Jeffery Tigay, who, in a series of studies, has developed the methodology of ‘Empirical Models for Biblical Criticism’. 41 Tigay, in cooperation with other