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New Paradigms for Bible Study : The Bible in the Third Millennium -  Fowler

New Paradigms for Bible Study

The Bible in the Third Millennium

By: Fowler

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Published: 1st September 2004
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The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries provided a number of new paradigms for reading the Bible that challenged the then prevailing literal or allegorical model of reading the Bible. In the late twentieth century, the number of methods for reading the Bible multiplied to such an extent that by the end of the century there were almost as many models for reading Scripture as there were readers of Scripture. The editors have gathered essays by a number of internationally recognized scholars, ranging from evangelical biblical critics to postmodern biblical critics, who explore a variety of models for reading the Bible in the Third Millennium. The collection includes an Afterword by distinguished church historian Martin Marty on the relation between the past and the future.

"This book is highly recommended as an up-to-date survey of the place of the Bible in contemporary Christianity, including the impacts of technology such as the Internet, CD-ROMS, and hypertext."- Bible Editions and Versions, January 2006, pg.24-25 1.These essays listen to the questions and answers of "past" methods ofBible study but impatiently, cautiously, and curiously seek newquestions and answers in an effort to discern the new challenges beforeall thoughtful readers of the Bible.2.Authors from diverse religious and theological perspectives seek "newparadigms" for studying the Bible mindful of the role of newtechnologies and global perspectives without dismissing the past as afailure.3.A thoughtful collection of essays for anyone interested in readinginterpreters of the Bible who are aware of the contemporary debatessurrounding the impact of a) technology on understanding these sacredtexts and b) listening to impatient voices wishing to share theirperspectives.4."New Paradigms" gives readers insight into ways they will need to adjusttheir perspectives on these ancient texts without utterly dismissingsome of the faithful readings of past generations.Kent Harold Richards, Professor of Old Testament and Executive Director Society of Biblical Literature--, The Bible is more than a text; it is an object to be honored and one to be taken apart and put back together, a tool of imperialism and of anti-colonialism, something to explore and something to be marketed. All those interested in the future of the scriptures especially students and educators of all sorts will find much in New Paradigms for Bible Study to spark their imaginations and enlarge their frame of reference. L. William Countryman, Sherman E Johnson Professor in Biblical Studies, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and author of Interpreting the Truth: Changing the Paradigm of Biblical Studies--L. William Countryman 1. These essays listen to the questions and answers of "past" methods of Bible study but impatiently, cautiously, and curiously seek new questions and answers in an effort to discern the new challenges before all thoughtful readers of the Bible. 2. Authors from diverse religious and theological perspectives seek "new paradigms" for studying the Bible mindful of the role of new technologies and global perspectives without dismissing the past as a failure. 3. A thoughtful collection of essays for anyone interested in reading interpreters of the Bible who are aware of the contemporary debates surrounding the impact of a) technology on understanding these sacred texts and b) listening to impatient voices wishing to share their perspectives. 4. "New Paradigms" gives readers insight into ways they will need to adjust their perspectives on these ancient texts without utterly dismissing some of the faithful readings of past generations. Kent Harold Richards, Professor of Old Testament and Executive Director Society of Biblical Literature--Sanford Lakoff '...the book's scope is considerably broader than its title and subtitle suggest. It covers a wide variety of different ways in which people might engage with the Bible, not just issues to do with studing the Bible; and it looks backwards into the early twentieth century (and beyond), not just forward into the new millenium...But those wanting to think seriously about how to encourage engagement with Scripture in the (post)modern western world will find plenty to stimulate - and also much to infuriate - then.' volume 22, number 3, 2005--Sanford Lakoff "Anvil " 'those wanting to think seriously about how to encourage engagement with Scripture in the (post)modern world will find plenty to stimulate'--Sanford Lakoff "Anvil " 'it stimulates us to think about various possibilities for the directions which Bible study may take in the foreseeable future, and that the questions which it raises are likely to be with us longer than the answers which it suggests.' Gerald Bray, Theology, Jan/Feb 2006--Sanford Lakoff "Theology " '...crisply written and varied' Volume 116, Number 11, Pages 338-339--Sanford Lakoff "Expository Times "

Foreword : the challenge of new paradigms for Bible study
This is not a Bible : dispelling the mystique of words for the future of biblical interpretationp. 1
Digital media as cultural metaphorp. 21
Entering sacred digital space : seeking to distinguish the dreamer and the dreamp. 49
The second coming of holy writ : niche Bibles and the manufacture of market segmentsp. 71
Packaging the Word, peddling holy writ : Canongate and their pocket-sized Biblesp. 89
"Hidden in plain view" : postcolonial interrogations, a poetics of location, and African American biblical scholarshipp. 113
Finding a home for Ruth : gender, sexuality, and the politics of othernessp. 137
Bible translation and ethnic mobilization in Africap. 157
Evangelicals and the Bible : yesterday, today, and tomorrowp. 185
The Bible and popular culture : engaging sacred text in a world of othersp. 209
Rethinking local Bible study in a postmodern erap. 227
Afterword : between the past and what has nearly arrivedp. 251
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ISBN: 9780567026606
ISBN-10: 0567026604
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1