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An introduction to the Bible : sacred texts and imperial contexts

Author: David McLain Carr; Colleen M Conway
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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This groundbreaking introductory textbook explores the emergence and development of the Bible, placing it in the broader context of world history. It particularly focuses on the role of a number of empires in the formation of the Biblical canon. Explores the historical role the Bible has played in subsequent empires, and its enduring influence in the contemporary world, resulting in a balanced overview of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carr, David McLain, 1961-
Introduction to the Bible.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
(OCoLC)754661255
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David McLain Carr; Colleen M Conway
ISBN: 9781405167383 1405167386 9781405167376 1405167378
OCLC Number: 455419907
Description: xxi, 383 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue: Orientation to multiple bibles and multiple translations --
Studying the Bible in its ancient context(s) --
The emergence of ancient Israel and its first oral traditions --
Echoes of empire in monarchal Israel --
Narrative and prophecy amidst the rise and fall of the Northern Kingdom --
Torah and other texts written in the wake of the Assyrian Empire --
Bible for exiles : promise and story in the neo-Babylonian Empire --
Persian Empire and the emergence of a temple-centered Jewish community --
Hellenistic empires and the formation of the Hebrew Bible --
Studying the New Testament in its ancient context --
Paul and his Letters in the Roman colonial context --
Mark's story of Jesus in the midst of Roman retribution --
The Gospel of Matthew : defining community in the wake of destruction --
Negotiating the empire in Luke-Acts --
The Gospel of John and the Johannine Epistles : turning inward as a strategy for life in the empire --
Variations on responses to empire in other New Testament writings --
Epilogue: The final formation of the Jewish and Christian bibles.
Responsibility: David M. Carr and Colleen M. Conway.

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"I recommend this book to those careful readers who seek to improve their knowledge of the Bible from new perspectives." (Theological Book Review, 2010)

 
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