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Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Susanne Scholz brings together scholarly research and discussions of the meaning of the Bible today. It breaks with the conventional historical approach to the Bible and teaches students to read biblical texts in light of their multiple, indeterminate, and infinite meanings, illuminating the dynamics between the Bible, readers, and the world. This anthology invites students to view the study of the Bible as an important contribution to our understanding of past and present culture, politics and religion. Features of Biblical Studies Alternatively: Thematic approachIntroduces the Bible as a cultural artifact of multiple meanings. A combination of the Old and New Testament readingsCombines scholarly research on the Christian canon Clearly organized into categories of gender, race/ethnicity, and class. A range of perspectives on the multiple meanings of biblical literature A focus on innovative researchConcentrates on studies that have emerged since the 1970/80s.Scholz, Susanne is the author of 'Biblical Studies Alternatively An Introductory Reader', published 2002 under ISBN 9780130454294 and ISBN 013045429X.