Foster Biblical Scholarship: Essays in Honor of Kent Harold Richards (Google eBook)

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Frank Ritchel Ames, Charles William Miller
Society of Biblical Lit, 2010 - Education - 358 pages
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This collection of essays describes the pursuit of biblical scholarship in the twenty-first century and explores the implications of modern and postmodern approaches, collaborative and emancipative models of graduate and undergraduate education, and public and political uses of the Bible. Special attention is given to the role of the Society of Biblical Literature. Essays by nine SBL presidents appear in the collection, which honors SBL Executive Director Emeritus Kent Harold Richards. The contributors are Paul J. Achtemeier, Frank Ritchel Ames, Pablo R. Andiñach, Harold W. Attridge, Athalya Brenner, David J. A. Clines, John J. Collins, Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, J. Cheryl Exum, Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Norman C. Habel, Douglas A. Knight, Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, James Luther Mays, Charles William Miller, Gail R. O'Day, David L. Petersen, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Gene M. Tucker, and Vincent L. Wimbush.
  

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Contents

The Contributions of Kent Harold Richards
3
Conditions That Foster Biblical Scholarship
11
Institutions and Scholarship
31
Study of the New Testament in the Pluralistic Context of the TwentyFirst Century
53
Faith Scholarship and the Society of Biblical Literature
65
Politics and Biblical Scholarship in the United States
83
A Case for Critical Reorientation
101
The Bible in Public View
117
LearnerCentered Approaches to Teaching Biblical Poetry and the Psalms
189
A Prolegomenon
215
Background of the Persecution of Christians in the First and Early Second Centuries
235
Do You Feel Comforted? M Night Shyamalans Signs and the Book of Job
251
An Ecological Reading of Genesis 101520 in Context
269
Reflections on Issues of Methodologies and Interpretive Ideologies
279
An Approach to the Song of Songs
295
Gods Anthropos Project
313

Biblical Studies in the TwentyFirst Century
137
Time for a Rethink?
161
Pedagogical Reflections
169
Contexts and Conditions
337
Contributors
353
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About the author (2010)

Frank Ritchel Ames is Professor of Medical Informatics and Director of Library Services at Rocky Vista University, Colorado's new medical college, where he also teaches ethics. He is co-editor of Writing and Reading War: Rhetoric, Gender, and Ethics in Biblical and Modern Contexts (Society of Biblical Literature). Charles William Miller is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of North Dakota and previously taught at Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji. His research interests are primarily on the significance of social location for biblical interpretation. He has published in a range of journals, including Biblical Interpretation, Hawaiian Journal of History, and Journal of Religion and Society.