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Bibil Identifier bibil:203579
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) History and Ideology in the Old Testament
Title (English, ) Biblical Studies at the End of a Millennium
Author Barr, James
Year (Publication) 2000
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2000
Year (Copyright) 2000
Year (Reference) 2000
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature Pérunil
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place New York
ISBN 0–19–826987–0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
198 Pages
height in cm -
Genre Original
Abstract Is the Bible historically true? Or are its narratives the expression of the ideologies of partisan groups far removed in time from the events depicted? The questions are not new, but are now being posed in a different terminology and outlook, often characterized as postmodernism. The book goes back to redefine the term ‘biblical criticism’ and concentrates on some examples from the history of Israel. An attempt is made to clarify the possible meanings of ‘ideology’ and some relations between postmodernism and theology are examined. Tradition and continuity are to be prized in contrast to the feverish grasp at novelty.
DOI 10.1093/0198269870.001.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Postmodernism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel
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