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Social-Scientific Old Testament Criticism

A Sheffield Reader

Social-Scientific Old Testament Criticism

A Sheffield Reader

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781850758136
Number of Pages: 395
Published: 01/11/1997
Collected here in one volume are the best examples of social-scientific Old Testament criticism from the last 20 years of the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, an essential introduction to the field. Divided into six sections, this volume presents essays on the central methodological and theoretical issues as well as a series of applications to the study of early Israelite social forms, the formal and informal regulation of life, the distribution of power and justice, and the performance of social roles and the process of group formation. The volume brings home how indispensable a social-science approach is for the reconstruction of the Israelite social world-not to say our own worlds and productions as well, enbodying the finest traditions of classical social theory and the interface with exciting new developments.

Professor David Chalcraft

David J. Chalcraft is Professor of Classical Sociology at the University of Derby. He is a graduate of Biblical Studies at Sheffield and Sociology at the University of Oxford. He edited Social Scientific Biblical Criticism, (Sheffield, 1997) and Sectarianism in Early Judaism: Sociological Advances (Equinox, 2007), and is series editor of Rethinking Classical Sociology (Ashgate Publishing).

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