Biblical Criticism in Crisis?: The Impact of the Canonical Approach on Old Testament Studies

  • Publish Date: 1991-04-26
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Mark G. Brett
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The author of this book suggests that Old Testament scholars should strengthen their growing links with neighboring disciplines and encourage a plurality of interpretative interests within Biblical studies. Given such a pluralistic context, Dr. Brett's contention is that the new canonical approach to Old Testament study will have a distinctive contribution to make to the discipline without necessarily displacing, as many scholars have assumed, other traditions of historical, social scientific, and literary inquiry. The book offers a comprehensive critique of the canonical approach as developed by Brevard Childs, and places this in the setting of recent discussions in literary theory and postmodern theology.