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Biblical Form Criticism In Its Cont : Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S. -  Buss

Biblical Form Criticism In Its Cont

Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.

By: Buss


Published: 1st February 1999
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This magnum opus is not another catalogue of the forms of biblical literature, but a deeply reflected account of the significance of form itself. Buss writes out of his experience in Western philosophy and the intricate involvement of biblical criticism in philosophical history. Equally, biblical criticism and the development of notions of form are related to social contexts, whether from the side of the aristocracy (tending towards generality) or of the bourgeois (tending towards particularity) or of an inclusive society (favouring a relational view). Form criticism, in Buss's conception, is no mere formal exercise, but the observation of interrelationships among thoughts and moods, linguistic regularities and the experiences and activities of life. This work, with its many examples from both Testaments, will be fundamental for Old and New Testament scholars alike.

Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgmentsp. 11
Abbreviationsp. 12
Introduction: Recognizing Formsp. 15
Biblical Patternsp. 21
Graeco-Roman Theories of Formp. 31
Early and Mediaeval Analysesp. 48
Postmediaeval Examinations of Formp. 92
Formal Analysis during the Reign of Historiography (c. 1775-1875)p. 121
'Form' After 1875 Outside Biblical Studiesp. 156
Jewish Analyses of Form, c. 1875-1965p. 167
Roman Catholic Views of Literary Form, c. 1875-1965p. 175
The Bible as Literature: Protestant Analyses largely by or for Nonspecialists, c. 1875-1965p. 187
Gunkel in his Contextp. 209
Form in Protestant New Testament Scholarship, c. 1875-1965p. 263
Form in Specialist Protestant Studies of the Hebrew Bible, c. 1915-1965p. 324
Concluding Reflectionsp. 407
Bibliographyp. 421
Index of Referencesp. 489
Index of Authorsp. 491
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ISBN: 9781850758761
ISBN-10: 185075876X
Series: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st February 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1