Each volume in the Insights series presents discoveries and insights into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing ...
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Reading the Bible in the 21st Century
Reading the Bible in the 21st Century introduces contemporary biblical scholarship to students and other interested readers, showing how each of the various approaches current today is a strategic interaction with the biblical text, and inviting the reader to try it out. Each approach has its own purposes, distinct advantages, and particular limitations; each approach springs from specific assumptions or intuitions about the text, or from a particular vantage point in our world.
Each volume in the Insights series describes what we’ve learned from men and women who have changed the way we all may read the Bible by sharing the way they read it from their distinctive point of view.
Acquisitions Editor in Bible, Fortress Press
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio
Each Insights volume takes a particular methodology or, more often, a perspective and asks, “what have we learned, what are the results of this way of viewing the Bible, what insights have we gained?”
Perspective—seeing from a particular point of view—is constitutive of each volume. Context ("where do I stand?") is an important theme, as is diversity of perspectives.
Watch series editor Mark Allan Powell introduce the Reading the Bible in the 21st Century: Insights series!
Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to ...
Peter S. Perry describes the rise of performance criticism and its application to biblical studies and theology. He discusses the new understanding of biblical texts, particularly Gospel writings, that performance criticism has proposed, and presents challenges for the future of performance criticism and its role in biblical interpretation generally.
In this volume, Gary Yamasaki develops an innovative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking, and using that as a ...