Social-scientific Approaches in Biblical Literature (Texts & Studies in Religion No. 81)

Social-scientific Approaches in Biblical Literature (Texts & Studies in Religion No. 81)

By: Robert A. Wortham (author)Hardback

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This text presents an application of social science concepts to the interpretation of biblical texts. It offers explanations of concepts from sociology, cultural anthropology and psychology and uses them to interpret the significance of biblical events in their social and historical concepts.

Contents

Culturaul anthropology and biblical criticism; anthropological exegesis - preliminary reflections on a social-scientific exegetical method; symbol and ritual as social hermeneutics in the thought of Victor Turner; Levi-Strauss and the structural analysis of myth - an overview and application to Genesis 12-50; the problem of anti-Judaism in 1 Thess 2:14-16 and related Pauline texts; Christology as community identity in the Philippians hymn; a source critical-statistical analysis of the infancy narratives of Mathew, Luke and the Protevangelium James.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773480254
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 174
  • ID: 9780773480254
  • ISBN10: 0773480250

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