Myths and Realities

Studies in Biblical Theology

By John L. McKenzie

Myths and Realities

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  • ISBN: 9781606080504
  • Pages: 306
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $35.00
Web Price: $28.00
Web Price: $28.00

Myths and Realities

Studies in Biblical Theology

By John L. McKenzie

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606080504
  • Pages: 306
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $35.00
Web Price: $28.00

About-

The present collection of essays, selected by a priest-teacher and laywoman-student at Loyola University, brings together wide-ranging, mind-opening, and absorbing studies on major aspects of biblical scholarship.
The volume comprises four major sections. In the first, "Free Scholarship in the Church," McKenzie emerges as an articulate spokesman for freedom of intellectual inquiry within the household of the faith. Part 2, "Inspiration and Revelation," are lucid, intellectually exhilarating investigations into the meaning of God's word and the historical processes from which the Bible emerged. Part 3, "Myth and the Old Testament," includes probing essays that bring the reader face to face with an important and difficult subject: the attitude of the biblical man to nature and to the mythologies of his pagan neighbors. The final section, "Messianism," is devoted to a study of the hopes of Israel of old and their fulfillment in Jesus Christ, along with the use of messianic passages for apologetic purposes.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"These collectecd articles...are creative as well as scholarly, and have long served as basic references for Old Testament study....A series of penetrating articles that deserve full praise and use."

Rev. Roland Murphy, Catholic Biblical Quarterly

"There are few who can match (McKenzie's) honesty and grace."

The Christian Century


"It is cause for rejoicing that the scriptural reflections of John L. McKenzie are once more available. We are the richer for his erudition and saving sense of humor."

Daniel Berrigan, 2008


"Father John McKenzie led American Roman Catholic scholarship into the mainstream of critical biblical scholarship. In sum, he incorporated in terms of biblical scholarship the best of the Second Vatican Council."

Jim Robinson, 2008

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John L. McKenzie

Bio(s)-

Father John L. McKenzie (1910-1991), an Old Testament biblical scholar who taught at Loyola University of Chicago, University of Chicago, Notre Dame and DePaul University, is considered one of the most influential post-WW II scholars who oriented Catholic thinkers toward modern biblical scholarship. Beyond being a prolific writer of books and articles, he was the first Catholic president of the Society of Biblical Literature, and served as president for the Catholic Biblical Association and for Clergy and Laity Concerned.

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