Making Sense of the Bible: Literary Type as an Approach to Understanding

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März 2002



Focusing on the eight major literary forms in the Bible--wisdom literature, liturgical materials, quasi-historical material, prophetic writings, collections of laws and precepts, apocalyptic literature, letters, and Gospels--Johnson describes each form's central features to give readers a sense of what to expect from each and how to approach it.


"Currents in Theology & Mission""A no-nonsense guide to understanding the Bible. . . . Consider it for your parish library; it's brief, but helpful."Dale C. Allison Jr."This is a superb introduction to the Bible and its various literary types. Marshall Johnson is a sure and careful guide whose splendid clarity helpfully exposes both the diversity of the biblical documents as well as their common emphases. Readers will find this brief but wide-ranging book full of wise, practical advice.""Library Journal""For the most part, literary typology as an instrument of interpretation has been the province of academics. In this brief volume, Johnson shows remarkable success in broadening that use to a wide, nonacademic audience. . . . This eminently sensible and attractively written book deserves a broad audience. Highly recommended."
EAN: 9780802849199
ISBN: 0802849199
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 162 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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