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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Roy A. Harrisville is professor emeritus of New Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also the author of"Fracture: The Cross as Irreconcilable in the Language and Thought of the Biblical Writers" and coauthor of "The Bible in Modern Culture: Baruch Spinoza to Brevard Childs

Walter Sundberg is professor of church history at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, an ordained Lutheran pastor, and the author (with Roy A. Harrisville) ofThe Bible in Modern Culture: Baruch Spinoza to Brevard Childs.

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