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Laced with brilliant insights, broad in its view of the interaction of culture and theology, this book gives new resonance to old and important questions about the meaning of the Bible.

Author: Hans W. Frei

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300026021

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Laced with brilliant insights, broad in its view of the interaction of culture and theology, this book gives new resonance to old and important questions about the meaning of the Bible.
1974-01-01 By Hans W. Frei

Author: Hans W. Frei


ISBN: OCLC:256770777


Page: 355

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1978 By Hans W. Frei

On Hans W. Frei's The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative Hans Frei's book deserves much more attention than it has yet received in historical , philosophical , and literary circles . His text is the best historical study we have in English ...

Author: Cornel West

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802807216

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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"This collection of writings, drawn from a wide variety of sources, reveals the intellectual depth and breadth of the author. The articles include political commentary, cultural critique, literary analysis, extended book reviews, and even a short story by West. All of these are held together by a prophetic Afro-American Christian perspective. The value of this book is that it provides easy access to a significant selection of the author's corpus." --Religious Studies Review (October 1989) "This volume collects over 50 articles, book reviews, and addresses by a Union Seminary theologian . . . . The most eloquent pieces are those in which West explains and interprets his more personally felt tradition of Afro-American Protestantism." -- Library Journal
1988 By Cornel West

While The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, at the time of its publication, has been described as, by Justin Kelly (1975), “an exact and exacting scrutiny of some major interpretative efforts from the age of the deists to that of ...

Author: Hue Woodson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532681530

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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Given the perpetual problem of the historical Jesus, there remains an ongoing posing of the question to and a continuous seeking of the meaningfulness of Christology. From the earliest reckoning with the relationship between Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ of faith, what it means to do Christology today remains at the methodological center of the task and scope of every systematic theology. Whether giving an account of Albert Schweitzer’s bringing an end to the quest for the historical Jesus in 1906, or attending to Rudolf Bultmann’s period of no quest culminating with his demythologization project in the 1940s, how we still think of Christology as a matter of questions and concerns with meaning speaks to an unavoidable philosophizing of Christology. In this way, The Philosophy of Christology offers both a particular history of Christology in conjunction with a particular philosophy of Christology, which assesses the theological contributions by a group of Bultmannians following Bultmann in the 1950s and 1960s up to what can be reimagined by repurposing Jacques Derrida’s philosophical question into the meaning of love in 2002.
2022-01-31 By Hue Woodson

Luke 1:1, the writer/redactor refers to the text as an orderly diēgēsis, or narrative. ... Hans Frei argues, in his seminal work The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative, that how a biblical narrative makes sense is a function “of the ...

Author: Melody Renee Briggs

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498293853

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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How do children read the Bible? This book makes a major contribution to this underexplored area by analyzing how children interpret Bible stories, focused around an empirical investigation of one group of eleven- to fourteen-year-old children, and their readings of the Gospel of Luke. The first section of the study establishes the nature of the text and the readers in this project: exploring the Gospel of Luke as a narrative of Jesus' birth, life, death, and resurrection, and then looking at the developmental traits of children as readers. The next section offers a model account of how biblical scholars can investigate empirical readings of Scripture, by describing the methods used to bring together one group of child readers and Luke. The third section then analyzes the resulting multitude of interpretations that the children offered in their reading of the book, concentrating on the key trends in their interpretive strategies. It critiques the children's readings of Luke, but it also points to some of the surprising and beneficial results of reading Luke using the interpretive strategies of a child.
2017-05-31 By Melody Renee Briggs

119 4.1.5 The eclipse of biblical narrative The historical criticism of biblical studies also questions the connectedness between biblical text and God's reality. The traditional Christian teaching confesses that the Scripture reveals ...

Author: Wai Luen Kwok

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725252578

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Robert Jenson is commended as one of the greatest American theologians in the twentieth century. This book proposes a critique of Jenson’s narrative Trinitarianism by comparing it with Eberhard Jüngel’s theology. It argues for the importance of the double dimensions of event and communicative-linguistics of the Divine narrative.
2022-05-13 By Wai Luen Kwok

In The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative,39 Frei traces the hermeneutic turn in modernity from a realistic or literal40 reading of scripture to a factual, historical-critical analysis. His argument is that in pre-modern times,41 Western ...

Author: Stephen R. Milford

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532660900

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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Eccentricity in Anthropology brings into conversation a constructive, critical interpretation of David Kelsey’s Eccentric Existence with a central—yet often overlooked—debate in theological anthropology: the substantive-relational imago Dei. Milford’s work explores new insights into human identity and dignity. In particular he demonstrates the value of an alternate constructive of humanity in the image of God. This construction utilizes an interpretation of Kelsey’s anthropological formula so as to describe human identity as part of the created order in terms of its myriad features, which are externally rooted. Eccentricity in Anthropology demonstrates that an alternate approach to this debate is possible, and that one can combine important aspects of both substantive and relational thinking. As such, Milford’s work is an important contribution to studies in the doctrine of the imago Dei. Taking Eccentric Existence’s invitation to act as a springboard for further debate seriously, it presents one possible fruitful use of Kelsey’s work to address theological anthropological questions. In a very real sense, this book is both a discussion in systematic theology and at the same time a work in contemporary historical theology.
2019-06-07 By Stephen R. Milford

On forms and uses of repetition in biblical narrative (Leitwort, motif, theme, sequence of actions, and type- scene), see Alter (1981, 95–96). 2. Robert W. Kawashima, for example, argues that “biblical narrative is the result of a ...

Author: Danna Nolan Fewell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199967728

Category: Religion

Page: 644

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The Oxford Handbook to Biblical Narrative is a state-of-the-art anthology that highlights biblical narrative's aesthetic characteristics, its ethical and religious appeal, its organic qualities as communal literature, its witness to social and political negotiation, and its uncanny power to affect readers and hearers across disparate time-frames and global communities.

This line has lately been taken (or rather revived) in Hans Frei's informative survey of eighteenth— and nineteenth-century hermeneutics, The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative. His reasonable claim that what biblical narratives “are about ...

Author: Meir Sternberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253114044

Category: Religion

Page: 597

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Meir Sternberg’s classic study is “an important book for those who seek to take the Bible seriously as a literary work.” (Adele Berlin, Prooftexts) In “a book to read and then reread” (Modern Language Review), Meir Sternberg “has accomplished an enormous task, enriching our understanding of the theoretical basis of Biblical narrative and giving us insight into a remarkable number of particular texts.” (Journal of the American Academy of Religion). The result is a “a brilliant work” (Choice) distinguished “both for his comprehensiveness and for the clearly-avowed faith stance from which he understands and interprets the strategies of the biblical narratives.” (Theological Studies). The Poetics of Biblical Narrative shows, in Adele Berlin’s words, “more clearly and emphatically than any book I know, that the Bible is a serious literary work―a text manifesting a highly sophisticated and successful narrative poetics.”
1987-08-22 By Meir Sternberg

587 B.C.E. ) and are written in what is often referred to as Classical Biblical Hebrew . Later texts such as Esther , while affecting a ... I borrow the term from Hans Frei , The Eclipse of Biblical Narrative ( New Haven , Conn .

Author: Robert S. Kawashima

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253003202

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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Informed by literary theory and Homeric scholarship as well as biblical studies, Biblical Narrative and the Death of the Rhapsode sheds new light on the Hebrew Bible and, more generally, on the possibilities of narrative form. Robert S. Kawashima compares the narratives of the Hebrew Bible with Homeric and Ugaritic epic in order to account for the "novelty" of biblical prose narrative. Long before Herodotus or Homer, Israelite writers practiced an innovative narrative art, which anticipated the modern novelist's craft. Though their work is undeniably linked to the linguistic tradition of the Ugaritic narrative poems, there are substantive differences between the bodies of work. Kawashima views biblical narrative as the result of a specifically written verbal art that we should counterpose to the oral-traditional art of epic. Beyond this strictly historical thesis, the study has theoretical implications for the study of narrative, literature, and oral tradition. Indiana Studies in Biblical Literature -- Herbert Marks, General Editor
2004-12-09 By Robert S. Kawashima