The Bible Without Theology: The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to it

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Religion - 198 pages
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"Using cross-cultural and interdisciplinary methodology, Oden investigates three biblical issues - the clothing of Adam and Eve, Jacob's name chance to Israel, and ritual prostitution and Deuteronomy - in light of extra-biblical evidence. He also challenges scholars' assumptions of Scripture as monotheistic and proposes treating biblical narrative as myth rather than as historical fact."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Interpreting Biblical Myths
40
Grace or Status? Yahwehs Clothing of the First
92
The Case of Jacob
106
Religious Identity and the Sacred Prostitition
131
Epilogue The Persistence of Theology in Biblical Study
154
Notes
167
Index
195
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