The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present

The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present

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This volume examines the Bible's role in the modern world - beginning with a treatment of its production and distribution that discusses publishers, printers, text critics, and translators and continuing with a presentation of new methods of studying the text that have emerged, including historical, literary, social-scientific, feminist, postcolonial, liberal, and fundamentalist readings. There is a full discussion of the changes in understandings of and approaches to the Bible in various faith communities. The dissemination of the Bible throughout the globe has also produced a host of new interpretations, and this volume provides a comprehensive geographical survey of its reception. In the final chapters, the authors offer a thematic overview of the Bible in relation to literature, art, film, science, and other disciplines. They demonstrate that, in spite of challenges to the Bible's authority in western Europe, it remains highly relevant and influential, not least in the Americas, Africa, and Asia.If the Pentecostal message and experience were to be exported around the world , then a basic Bible knowledge was required. ... a basic Bible education reduced the risk of their occurrence.25 Another way the Scriptures are promoted is through Bible quiz competitions. ... denominationsa#39; catechetical training, this form of competition began in the 1950s and involves simple question-and-answer formats.

Title:The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 4, From 1750 to the Present
Author: John Riches
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2014-12-31

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