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New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticism and Their Applications
McKenzie, Steven L. and John Kaltner, editors

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2013 pp. xiii + 181. $35.00



Description: This book is a supplement and sequel to To Each Its Own Meaning, edited by Steven L. McKenzie and Stephen R. Haynes, which introduced the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism and remains a widely used classroom textbook. This new volume explores recent developments in, and approaches to, biblical criticism since 1999. Leading contributors define and describe their approach for non-specialist readers, using examples from the Old and New Testament to help illustrate their discussion. Topics include cultural criticism, disability studies, queer criticism, postmodernism, ecological criticism, new historicism, popular culture, postcolonial criticism, and psychological criticism. Each section includes a list of key terms and definitions and suggestions for further reading.

Contributors: Timothy Beal, Warren Carter, Norman C. Habel, Gina Hens-Piazza, Nyasha Junior, D. Andrew Kille, Hugh S. Pyper, Linda S. Schearing, Jeremy Schipper, Ken Stone, and Valarie H. Ziegler.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Other Methods

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Review by Emmanuel Nathan
Published 4/10/2015
Citation: Emmanuel Nathan, review of Steven L. McKenzie and John Kaltner, eds., New Meanings for Ancient Texts: Recent Approaches to Biblical Criticism and Their Applications, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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