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Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2011
The fourth edition of this best-selling textbook continues to be a valuable resource for the beginning student in the critical study of the Bible. Thoroughly revised to include the newest methods, recent discoveries, and developments in the field of biblical criticism over the past decade, the Handbook of Biblical Criticism is designed to be a starting point for understanding the vast array of methods, approaches and technical terms employed in this field. Updates in this edition also include an expanded dictionary of terms, phrases, names, and frequently used abbreviations, as well as a bibliography that includes the most up-to-date date publications.
The Handbook of Biblical Criticism is a valuable introductory textbook and a reliable guide for pastors, laypersons, and scholars whose expertise lies in other fields.
Richard N. Soulen is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at the Virginia Union University School of Theology in Richmond, Virginia. R. Kendall Soulen is ordained in the United Methodist Church and is Professor of Systematic Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.
"For a quarter of a century I have consistently used and recommended Soulens' Handbook of Biblical Criticism....Scholars and students alike owe the Soulens great thanks for this most helpful resource." Marion L. Soards, Professor of New Testament Studies, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
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Jimmy ReaganWest Union, OHAge: 35-44Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Handy!March 28, 2017Jimmy ReaganWest Union, OHAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is handy to have near the desk. Ive used an older addition when Richard Soulen authored alone to great advantage in the past, but this view, fourth edition, now co-authored with R. Kendall Soulen is even better. Pretty much any term you may encounter in scholarly reading that is obscure to you will be explained succinctly in this book. They cover technical terms, names, tools, and interpretive approaches. I noticed this later edition covers even more interpretive approaches from other parts of the world that you especially might not be familiar with.
For me, the books value is in its quick explanation of terms that I just didnt know. He further helps me in words Im a little fuzzy on or that I hadnt thought about in a long time. Even in words I knew well, it was a help to see their careful explanation in a small compass. In cases where the entry warranted, I noticed articles that were longer than in the previous edition.
The entries cover all the bases. Terms about various types of criticism, special grammatical terms, famous biblical texts, scholars who had a major impact in biblical interpretation, and the latest approaches are all covered. Several entries have helpful bibliographies attached.
Again, this is the perfect book to have on hand to grab for that quickly needed explanation while youre in the middle of other study. Im glad to have it near and I highly recommend it.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255.
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