The Bible among Scriptures and Other Essays
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017 pp. x + 364. $224.00
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 392
Description: The essays by Heikki Raisanen (1941-2015) collected in this volume deal with a broad array of topics, ranging from early Christian identities to bibliodrama and other modern-day approaches to the scriptures. The exegetical studies in the first part explore issues related to early Christian eschatology, virginal conception, and Paul's complex argumentation about the Jews and their salvation in Romans 9-11. The essays on ancient and modern interpretations of the Bible in the second part pay special attention to ethical issues, address the "dark sides" of its reception, and discuss the biblical interpretations of Marcion and Joseph Smith. The third section comprises studies on the Bible and Qur'an, while the concluding chapter provides a comprehensive description of the Bible as scripture from a comparative perspective.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Other Methods
Review by Davina C. Lopez
Citation: Davina C. Lopez, review of Heikki Räisänen, The Bible among Scriptures and Other Essays, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).
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