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Title:The Bible Without Theology: The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to It
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Robert A. Oden
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
ISBN:025206870X
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Number of Pages:208
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The Bible Without Theology: The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to It by Robert A. Oden

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Bible Without Theology: The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to It In this thought provoking volume Robert A Oden Jr advocates stripping away the theological and historiographic biases that underlie modern biblical scholarship in order to arrive at a nontheological historical reading of the Bible Oden calls into question a scholarly tradition that accepts biblical writers views of themselves and their neighbors at face value and reproduces a view of Israelite religion as divinely guided and inherently superior Using cross cultural and interdisciplinary methodology Oden investigates three biblical issues the clothing of Adam and Eve Jacob s name change to Israel and ritual prostitution and Deuteronomy in light of extra biblical evidence He also challenges scholars assumptions of Scripture as monotheistic and proposes treating biblical narrative as myth rather than as historical fact

The Old Testament: An Introduction, Great World Religions: Beliefs, Practices, and Histories, The Syrian Goddess: De Dea Syria, The Bible Without Theology: The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to It, God and Mankind: Comparative Religions, Studies in Lucian's De Syria dea (Harvard Semitic monographs), Great World Religions Part I Overview: The Christian Religions and Religious Fundamentalism, The Night of the Child