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Historiography and Hermeneutics in : An examination of the work of John Dominic Crossan and Ben F. Meyer - Denton Donald

Historiography and Hermeneutics in

An examination of the work of John Dominic Crossan and Ben F. Meyer

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This book is of particular interest to scholars whose interest is in New Testament, historical Jesus, hermeneutics and historiography study. Donald Denton refers to the emergence of distinct approaches to historical Jesus studies, which are based on similarly distinct conceptions of the historiographic enterprise and how it relates to basic hermeneutical concerns. Trends have developed in Jesus studies that can be categorized in terms of these historiographic and hermeneutical issues. An understanding of these trends will help the observer of, and participant in, historical Jesus studies to sort through the surplus of current options from a basis of informed decisions about the root issues that guide historical investigation. This is volume 1 in the Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement Series and Volume 262 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series.

'The author examines the work of two historical Jesus scholars who stand out in the field for their rigorous attention to method, and makes a case for the late BEn Meyer;s method as presenting advances over that of Crossan.' International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05 "Donald L. Denton has written a helpful book which presents the case for 'holism', broadly conceived, in a convincing and interesting way, and in so doing makes a number of acute remarks about the two scholars with whom he is principally concerned." James Carleton Paget, University of Cambridge, The Journal of Theological Studies 'This book is a must read for anyone interested in historical Jesus research...for its analyses thereof. In fact, it must count as one of the finest explorations of historiography in Jesus research.' Pieter F Craffert, Neotestamentica 40.1 (2006)--Sanford Lakoff ."..if you want to see what a thoughtful, modernist historical critic has to say that is critical of biblical historical criticism- i.e., 'from within', as it were. Or if you're looking for succinct, insightful discussion of the views of either Crossan or Meyer. The book is generally well written... There is a helpful introduction and an extensive bibliography, and indexes of names and biblical citations."- George Aichele, "The Bible and Critical Theory, "Vol. 2, Number 1, 2006--Sanford Lakoff

Introductionp. 1
Jesus Studies Today: The New Quest, the Third Quest, and Methodp. 3
Statement of Purpose and Methodp. 8
The Contributions of Crossan and Meyerp. 9
Issues in Historiography and Hermeneuticsp. 14
John Dominic Crossan and Tradition Criticism
The Early Crossan: Post-Historiographic Structuralismp. 18
In Parablesp. 19
The Dark Intervalp. 25
Raid on the Articulate and Finding Is the First Actp. 29
Cliffs of Fallp. 37
Evaluationp. 39
The Later Crossan: The Interdisciplinary Approachp. 43
Transitionp. 43
Mature Methodp. 48
The Method Consideredp. 57
The Existence of Parallelsp. 60
Data and Interpretationp. 67
Interactivismp. 74
Ben Meyer and Critical Realism
Epistemology and Hermeneuticsp. 80
Critical Realismp. 81
Hermeneuticsp. 92
Historiographyp. 102
Telling Presuppositionsp. 102
Inference and Hypothesisp. 106
Historiography and the Metacritical Momentp. 124
Meyer's Method in Practicep. 130
The Portraitp. 130
Hypotheses, Indices and the Handling of Datap. 136
Summary and Evaluationp. 143
Historiographic Proposals: From Holism to Narrative Intelligibility
Holism and its Implicationsp. 154
Holismp. 155
Data-as-Evidencep. 160
Reciprocityp. 162
An Objectionp. 163
Narrative Intelligibilityp. 168
Narrative in Historiographyp. 168
Narrative Realismp. 171
The Context of the Sourcesp. 176
Narrativity and Historiography: Outline of a Proposalp. 181
Narrativity and Hermeneuticsp. 186
The Criteria of Authenticity: Criticisms and New Directionsp. 193
Varieties of Critical Realismp. 210
Bibliographyp. 226
Index of Referencesp. 237
Index of Authorsp. 238
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ISBN: 9780567082039
ISBN-10: 0567082032
Series: Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover) : Book 1
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 15.9  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1