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New and Published Books

  1. Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mark and its Subalterns

    A Hermeneutical Paradigm for a Postcolonial Context

    By David Joy

    Series: BibleWorld

    This book offers a fresh appraisal of the identity and involvement of the subalterns in Mark, arguing that the presence of the subalterns in Mark is a possible hermeneutical tool for re-reading the Bible in a postcolonial context like India. Part I paves the way for a creative discussion on Mark...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible

    By Stuart Macwilliam

    Series: BibleWorld

    The Hebrew Bible offers a metaphor of marriage that portrays men and women as complementary, each with their distinct and 'natural' roles. Queer Theory and the Prophetic Marriage Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible draws on contemporary scholarship to critique this hetero-normativity. The book examines...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Early Christian Historiography

    Narratives of Retribution

    By G. W. Trompf

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Linguistic Dating of Biblical Texts

    An Introduction to Approaches and Problems

    By Ian Young, Robert Rezetko

    Series: BibleWorld

    Since the beginning of critical scholarship biblical texts have been dated using linguistic evidence. Until now there has been no introduction to and comprehensive overview of the field. Volume 1 introduces the linguistic dating of biblical texts. The book examines the principles and methodology...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Changing Perspectives 1

    Studies in the History, Literature and Religion of Biblical Israel

    By John Van Seters

    Series: Copenhagen International Seminar

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Biblical Studies and the Failure of History

    Changing Perspectives 3

    By Niels Peter Lemche

    Series: Copenhagen International Seminar

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition

    Essays in Honour of Maurice Casey

    Edited by James G. Crossley

    Series: BibleWorld

    Contemporary Gospel studies have recently taken increasing interest in the Jewish context of Jesus and the gospels. Judaism, Jewish Identities and the Gospel Tradition offers an overview of the ways in which Judaism is used in the canonical gospels and how this relates to the idea of a 'Jewish...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Opening the Books of Moses

    By Diana V. Edelman, Philip R. Davies, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Romer

    Series: BibleWorld

    Opening the Books of Moses presents an introduction to the first five books of the Bible. It is written for any student engaged in the scholarly study of these most central of biblical texts. The aim throughout is to examine the books with a view to illuminating the ideas, beliefs and experiences...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Histories of the Hidden God

    Concealment and Revelation in Western Gnostic, Esoteric, and Mystical Traditions

    Edited by April D DeConick, Grant Adamson

    In Western religious traditions, God is conventionally conceived as a humanlike creator, lawgiver, and king, a being both accessible and actively present in history. Yet there is a concurrent and strong tradition of a God who actively hides. The two traditions have led to a tension between a God...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Routledge