Anthropology and Biblical Studies presents the findings of an international research symposium, held at St Andrews University, Scotland, in July 2003. Contributors include both biblical scholars and anthropologists. The essays presented variously explore and review interdisciplinary links, innovations and developments between anthropology and biblical studies in reference to interpretation of both the OT and NT and pseudeographical works. Explored are methodological issues, the use of anthropological concepts in biblical studies (identity; purity boundaries; virtuoso religion; spiritual experience; sacred space) and more 'field orientated' work of bible translators in different cultures.
Louise J. Lawrence (Ph.D., Exeter) is Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of An Ethnography of the Gospel of Matthew (2003). Mario I. Aguilar (Ph.D., London) is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Dean of Divinity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His many publications include Being Oromo in Kenya (1998). Among other honors, he is Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
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