The Bible Without Theology

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

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This is an examination of portions of the (Hebrew) Bible [Old Testament] through historical mythical parallels, anthropology, and other scientific methods to bring a refreshing new understanding of the biblical texts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 139.7 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Illinois Pbk
  • 025206870X
  • 9780252068706
  • 2,185,739

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"An interesting and provocative book. One can certainly wish for the continued expansion of perspectives and approach in biblical study, including the utilization of the burgeoning field of mythography." -- Perry LeFevre, Chicago Theological Seminary "Sophisticated and insightful ... Oden's breadth of interest is combined with a careful analysis of the biblical world [and] its languages and cultures... This book is bursting with ideas and resources for further study. One hopes it will achieve the impact it strives so intelligently to make." -- Frederic R. Brandfon, Bible Review "A stimulating book clearly intended to provoke its readership... [Oden's] articulate, evaluative overviews should provoke any open-minded reader to wrestle with the arguments he presents." -- John C. Endres, Cross Currents "A rewarding book; the three specific studies provide new insights on basic texts and themes, and the discussion of approaches to myth is a model of clarity in distillation of complex material." -- W. Lee Humphreys, Religious Studies Review "Oden's learned treatment of the theological traditions inherent in Bible criticism has much to recommend it." -- Chicago Jewish Star
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