Reseña del editor:
"Well balanced and persuasive...a splendid text, interestingly written."--Allen Howard Podet, Buffalo State College
"This book is well situated to give an entering seminary student a quick way to become literate about the shifts taking place in Old Testament studies, or to give a professor help and examples in clarifying current approaches."--Interpretation
"Excellent short summary of major developments in OT studies."--Tim Hadley, Lubbock Christian University
"One of the best, short ancillary works on the OT for beginning students that I have seen."--Paul Beeching, Central Connecticut State University
"A very commendable little introduction to more recent alternative' methods: good integration with traditional methods."--Robert B. Goote, San Francisco Theological Seminary
Study of the Old Testament has long been dominated by what is sometimes called the "historical-critical method". This involves careful analysis of individual books in order to discover their component sources, with great emphasis on historical context and concern, especially in the prophetic books, to isolate what was original and most important. In recent years people have asked whether this approach is the only proper one, and whether there may not be alternative understandings which are equally valid. This book attempts to outline some of those alternatives while retaining the values of the traditional methods. Nine separate chapters set out the importance of sociology and anthropology, of liberation and feminist perspectives, and of literary criticism, as well as the more traditional approaches, in a way that will be comprehensible to those approaching the Old Testament for the first time as well as for those who are not satisfied with existing conventions of study.
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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA, 1990. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0192132555