The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics
Brawley, Robert L., editor
New York: Oxford University, 2014 pp. xxiii + 541, xi + 556. $395.00
Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible
Description: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics (OEBE) explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through extensive analytical and constructive treatments of a wide range of topics by leading biblical scholars and ethicists. Combining traditional theoretical frameworks, such as comparative religion, with more recent approaches (postmodern, queer and gender theory, etc.), the OEBE provides a landmark reference overview of everything from ethics in books of the Bible to modern movements and hot-button issues, such as capital punishment, bioethics, and abortion. The two-volume Encyclopedia contains over 180 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 7,000 words. With bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, each entry provides a thorough introduction to the topic that will be of use to scholars and students alike. Given its contemporary resonance and detailed summary of current scholarship, the OEBE offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary starting point for research.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Other Methods
Review by Volker Rabens
Citation: Volker Rabens, review of Robert L. Brawley, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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