The End of Biblical Studies

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Prometheus Books, May 1, 2007 - Religion - 399 pages
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In this radical critique of his own academic specialty, biblical scholar Hector Avalos urges his colleagues to concentrate on educating the broader society to recognize the irrelevance and even violent effects of the Bible in modern life.

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Avalos's thesis is in brief that Biblical studies has found that the Bible is culturally alien, historically unreliable, and ethically reprehensible; and that Biblical scholars systematically hide ... Read full review

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Several months ago, I decided to let my subscription to Biblical Archaeology Review lapse because Id perceived during the past several years that its content had become less scholarly and ... Read full review

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS
9
INTRODUCTION
15
HOW THE MAIN SUBDISCIPLINES
35
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Hector Avalos (Ames, IA) is associate professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, the author or editor of six books on biblical studies and religion, the former editor of the Journal for the Critical Study of Religion, and executive director of the Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion.

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