The Whirlwind: Essays on Job, Hermeneutics and Theology in Memory of Jane Morse

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Stephen L. Cook, Jane Morse, Corrine L. Patton, James Washington Watts
Bloomsbury Academic, 2001 - Religion - 230 pages
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This collection of essays focuses on the book of Job, exploring the complex interplay of methodology and hermeneutics. There are two major parts: approaches that are primarily historical, i.e. the recovery of what the text 'meant'; and those that are contextual, i.e. that take seriously the context of reading. Both approaches engage the theological issue of how this reading helps us to better appropriate what the text 'means'. Contributors include the editors, Mark S. Smith, Douglas J. Green, Victoria Hoffer, Ellen F. Davis and Claire Matthews McGinnis.An introductory essay surveys the contents and outcomes of the various contributions and proposes new directions for the question of integrating methods.

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Stephen L. Cook is Professor of Old Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Stephen Cook is an Associate Professor at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Corrine Patton is Associate Professor at the University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, USA. James Watts is Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, USA. James Watts is Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA. Paul House is Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

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