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Bibil Identifier bibil:249299
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Space, Place and Biblical Studies: A Survey of Recent Research in Light of Developing Trends
Author Schreiner, Patrick
Journal Currents in Biblical Research (Volume: 14, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 340-371 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article surveys developing research on the nature of space and place. It summarizes the arguments proposed by geographers and philosophers outside biblical studies, and then illustrates how biblical scholars have employed these theories in the study of the biblical text. The review focuses on the theoretical underpinning and then examines a number of scholars who have appropriated what they call ‘critical spatiality’ to historical, sociological, and narratival readings. In short, some now describe space in a tri-part division; the physical world in which people exist, the ideological underpinnings of understanding places, and the lived practices of people within those places that sometimes challenge and sometimes reaffirm the expected uses of such places.
DOI 10.1177/1476993X15580409
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Geography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Anthropology
Genres Research History
Links Online document (PDF, English)
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