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Method and Meaning: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge
McGowan, Andrew B. and Kent Harold Richards, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. xxii + 604. $69.95

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Description: Never before has there existed a more diverse set of possibilities for understanding the canonical texts of the New Testament, other early Christian literature, and the history of the emergent Christian movement that was to become the church. Harold W. Attridge has contributed authoritatively to many of the disciplines that underlie approaches to these questions: textual criticism, exegesis, comparative literary and historical studies, and numerous other areas. In honor of his work, this volume seeks to draw many of these methodological threads together. Readers will find discussions of both new and traditional methods of New Testament study, with numerous examples indicating how these approaches work and what insights they yield. The contributors are Gary Anderson, David Aune, James Charlesworth, Adela Yarbro Collins, John Collins, James Elliot, Eldon Jay Epp, Philip Esler, Craig Evans, Everett Ferguson, Sean Freyne, Gabriela Gelardini, Mark Goodacre, Rowan Greer, Richard Horsley, Judith Lieu, Francisco Lozada, Edgar McKnight, Elaine Pagels, Pheme Perkins, Richard Pervo, David Rhoads, James Robinson, David Runia, Thomas Stegman, Thomas Tobin, Joseph Tyson, and James C. VanderKam.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods

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Review by Dennis R. MacDonald
Published 5/12/2013
Citation: Dennis R. MacDonald, review of Andrew B. Mcgowan and Kent Harold Richards, eds., Method and Meaning: Essays on New Testament Interpretation in Honor of Harold W. Attridge, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2013).

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