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|Title: Ancient Myths and Biblical Faith: Scriptural Transformations|
By: Foster R. McCurley
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 1983
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.48 (inches)|
Weight: 9 ounces
Stock No: WW616962
In tracing the development of three mythological themes - the conflict between the god of order and the chaos of the sea, the rhythm of fertility and sterility in terms of divine and human sexuality, and that quality of space known as the sacred mountain - Foster R. McCurley examines religious texts from Mesopotamia, Canaan, and Egypt, cultures which had direct contact with ancient Israel. The use of these themes in both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament is discussed, with the thematic development providing a basis for exploring the relationship between myth and history in biblical faith.
Foster R. McCurley is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew and former Dean of the Faculty at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. He is the author of Wrestling with the Word: Christian Preaching from the Hebrew Bible (1996) and Witness of the Word: A Biblical Theology of the Gospel (with John Reumann; Fortress Press, 1986), and editor of the six-volume Proclamation Commentaries - The Old Testament Witnesses for Preaching (Fortress Press, 1978-79).
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