Christian Origins and Cultural Anthropology

Practical Models for Biblical Interpretation

By Bruce Malina

Christian Origins and Cultural Anthropology

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  • ISBN: 9781608999774
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Christian Origins and Cultural Anthropology

Practical Models for Biblical Interpretation

By Bruce Malina

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608999774
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

About-

Bruce Malina provides the foundation for in-depth biblical interpretation using the tools of cultural analysis. As one of the pioneers in this field of biblical studies, Malina has taken the work of sociologist Mary Douglas, interpreted her "Group/Grid" model of cultural analysis, and applied it admirably to biblical studies and interpretation.
He refines a new methodology of scholarly biblical interpretation. Since cultures differ, proper interpretation of one culture by another requires a method to compare and contrast the cultures. He has designed such methods and models using the principles of the Douglas method of sociological study. Malina's charts, models, and illustrations serve as study tools for other biblical scholars. His careful thorough work will enable these scholars to incorporate these new models for study into their own methods of biblical interpretation.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is a terrific compendium of the approaches and models we need for our New Testament courses."
-- Jerome Neyrey, S.J. Professor
Weston School of Theology, Cambridge

"Logically developed, clearly presented, and cogent. A guide on the most abstract level for all of us who want to use the social sciences."
-- Paul Hollenbach, Professor
Iowa State University

"A significant contribution to biblical studies. It appeals to scholars, teachers, and students. An excellent tool for biblical interpreters."
-- David M. Rhoads, Chairperson
Department of Religion, Carthage College

Contributors-

Bruce Malina

Bio(s)-

Bruce J. Malina is Professor of New Testament at Creighton University, Omaha, and author, coauthor, or editor of many influential volumes in New Testament.

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