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Pagans and Practitioners: Expanding Biblical Scholarship
Walle, Alf H.

New York: Lang, 2010 pp. xvi + 170. $67.95

Series Information
American University Studies, 7/266


Description: Biblical scholarship, like many other disciplines, has become increasingly isolated. As a result, the field has not borrowed as much from other areas of scholarship at it could have and has exerted a smaller impact upon the larger intellectual community. A significant portion of Pagans and Practitioners deals with how the New Testament can be read as a rebuttal of Pagan rivals. In doing so, greater linkages with other disciplines are reestablished. Discussion of how the tools developed by Biblical criticism can serve other, secular disciplines are provided. Collectively, this book explores how Biblical criticism can exert a greater impact upon the intellectual world.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism

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Review by Daniel K. Darko
Published 11/13/2011
Citation: Daniel K. Darko, review of Alf H. Walle, Pagans and Practitioners: Expanding Biblical Scholarship, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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