The Bible in Modern Culture: Baruch Spinoza to Brevard Childs

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W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2002 - Religion - 349 pages
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Historical-critical method in biblical scholarship has been a Pandora's box for the intellectual life of the church. No achievement of modern scholarship has been more effective in understanding the Bible, yet it has also seriously challenged a church trying to preserve the integrity of its cherished theological traditions. In this critically acclaimed book Roy Harrisville and Walter Sundberg trace the development and drama of historical-critical method by surveying the major figures who created and employed it -- from Baruch Spinoza in the seventeenth century to present-day interpreters. This expanded second edition of "The Bible in Modern Culture includes three new chapters detailing the work of Adolf Schlatter, Paul Ricoeur, and Brevard Childs.

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a great situating of key thinkers within their given intellectual milieu Read full review

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Good book if you are wanting to survey the various ways the Bible has been viewed by academia in the last few centuries. Read full review

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Roy A. Harrisville is professor emeritus of New Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.

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