An Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts
An Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts  -     By: David M. Carr, Colleen M. Conway
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 408
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 1405167378
ISBN-13: 9781405167376

Publisher's Description

This groundbreaking introductory textbook explores the emergenceand development of the Bible, placing it in the broader context ofworld history. It particularly focuses on the role of a number ofempires in the formation of the Biblical canon.
  • Explores the historical role the Bible has played in subsequentempires, and its enduring influence in the contemporary world,resulting in a balanced overview of the historical forces thatshaped the canon
  • Explores topics including: the formation of the Pentateuch, thedevelopment of the earliest Old Testament stories, the historicalstudy of the Gospel traditions surrounding Jesus; the influence ofRoman rule in the provinces where Paul spent much of his ministry;and the interpretation of the Biblical texts and their use bydifferent faith communities
  • Incorporates numerous student-friendly features throughout,including study questions, review sections, bibliographies,timelines, and illustrations and photos

Author Bio

David M. Carr is Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible atUnion Theological Seminary in New York. His previous books includeReading the Fractures of Genesis: Historical and LiteraryApproaches (1996); The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spiritualityand the Bible (2003); and Writing on the Tablet of theHeart: Origins of Scripture and Literature (2005).

Colleen M. Conway is Professor of Religious Studiesat Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey. Her booksinclude Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and JohannineCharacterization (1999) and Behold the Man: Jesus and GrecoRoman Masculinity (2008).

Editorial Reviews

"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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