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The Bible among Scriptures and Other Essays
Räisänen, Heikki

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017 pp. x + 364. $224.00

Series Information
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

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Review by Davina C. Lopez
Published 8/30/2018
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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