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Whose Bible is it anyway?

Author: Philip R Davies
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1995.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 204.
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The Bible, argues this book, may belong to the Church or synagogue as an instrument of religious practice. But as the object of academic study it belongs to the world as a whole. Confessional biblical studies belong to a discipline better termed 'scripture', with 'biblical studies' designating a discipline that imposes no religious conditions and includes any form of rational discourse about the bible. A basic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davies, Philip R.
Whose Bible is it anyway?.
Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1995
(DLC) 95229580
(OCoLC)38120344
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Davies
ISBN: 9780567438911 0567438910
OCLC Number: 609350836
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (150 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 ABOUT THIS BOOK; Chapter 2 TWO NATIONS, ONE WOMB; Chapter 3 WHAT IS A BIBLE?; Chapter 4 WHO TO BELIEVE?; Chapter 5 MALE BONDING: A TALE OF TWO BUDDIES; Chapter 6 'TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER': THE PEASANT'S LAMENT; Chapter 7 DANIEL SEES THE DEATH OF GOD; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 204.
Responsibility: Philip R. Davies.

Abstract:

The Bible, argues this book, may belong to the Church or synagogue as an instrument of religious practice. But as the object of academic study it belongs to the world as a whole. Confessional biblical studies belong to a discipline better termed 'scripture', with 'biblical studies' designating a discipline that imposes no religious conditions and includes any form of rational discourse about the bible. A basic requirement of this discipline is to speak not of 'the Bible' but of 'bibles'. A number of exegetical studies suggest how a genuinely academic discourse about biblical writings, distanci.

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