Reading the Old Testament: Method in Biblical Study

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1984 - Religion - 256 pages
John Barton's revised classic text is intended for students who have already learned some of the techniques of biblical study and who wish to explore the implications and aims of the various critical methods currently in use. Chapters include: form criticism, redaction criticism, canonical criticism, structuralism, reader-response criticism, and postmodern approaches. Copyright Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
LITERARY COMPETENCEAND GENRERECOGNITION
8
LITERARY CRITICISM
20
FORM CRITICISM
30
REDACTION CRITICISM
45
ECCLESIASTES
61
THE CANONICAL APPROACH
77
CANON AS CONTEXT
89
BIBLICAL STRUCTURALISM
121
THE NEW CRITICISM
140
THE TEXT ITSELF
158
THE TEXT AND THE READER
180
CONCLUSION
198
Canon Criticism and the Decline ofBiblical Theology
208
BIBLIOGRAPHY
237
INDEX
249

STRUCTURALIST CRITICISM
104

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