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The Bible Without Theology
The Theological Tradition and Alternatives to It
  • By Robert A. Oden
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.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780252068706
    • Manufacturer: Paperbackshop Uk Import
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780252068706
    • ISBN 10: 025206870X
    • Color: Other
    • Setting: Other
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Print Size: Average
    • Publication Date: 12/01/1999
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Robert A. Oden
    • Page Count: 208
    • Width: 5.48 inches
    • Height: 0.60 inches
    • Length: 8.18 inches
    • Weight: 0.54 pounds
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