Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

Rescuing the Bible
Boer, Roland

Oxford: Blackwell, 2007 pp. vi + 177. $25.00


Description: What is the future for the Bible, one of the most important books in the world? In this manifesto, Roland Boer explores the idea that the Bible is an unruly and uncontrollable text that has been colonized by church, synagogue, and state. -- Powerfully argues that the Bible needs to be rescued from its abuse by the religious and political right -- Considers the history of revolutionary readings of the Bible, from Gerrard Winstanley to the present -- Urges a role for the Bible in a new "worldly left": an alliance between the religious and secular left that can promote more progressive readings of the text --Concludes by offering a "political myth" from the Bible that condemns oppression, imagines a better society and celebrates the biblical themes of opposition and chaos.

Subjects: Bible, Literature

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). Enter your SBL Member ID and click the "Log in" button. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBLís Terms of Use.

I donít remember my SBL Member ID.

Join SBL or renew your membership to read the review(s).



SBL Membership Id:  


Review by D. A. Carson
Published 7/19/2008
Citation: D. A. Carson, review of Roland Boer, Rescuing the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.

 

 
Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us
Site development by kenwells.com: graphic design