The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity
Essays in Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation
Edited by Peter Ochs
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
388 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.78 in
- Published: May 2008
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Peter Ochs is Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Yale University and an MA in Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is author of over forty journal articles and reviews in theology and philosophy and has previously edited a volume enitled Understanding the Rabbinic Mind: Essays on the Hermeneutic of Max Kadushin.
"The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity shows how reading scripture itself has become self-conscious theologizing, which is being done with all the tools of modern scholarship, but for the sake of restoring sacred community, something modernity largely lost. Peter Ochs's introduction gives great coherence to the collection as a whole and is compelling in its challenge to the ongoing project of postmodern theology."
--David Novak, J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
"Hermeneutically and religiously sophisticated, these uncommonly insightful papers show that we are well on our way to creating a trans-denominational postcritical manner of reading scripture."
--Eugene B. Borowitz, Sigmund L. Falk Distinguished Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought, Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion