The Bible in Human Transformation
Toward a New Paradigm in Bible Studies
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
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Title Page, Copyright
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Preface to the 2010 Edition
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Almost four decades have passed since The Bible in Human Transformation was first published. What through a difficult illness. I look forward to you, the reader, ...
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This essay springs from a particular context which at one and the same time limits its general applicability and critical consciousness, even though vast reserves of precritical air in the space we are given. But if, as I believe, the terms of ...
1. The Bankruptcy of the Biblical Critical Paradigm
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Historical biblical criticism is bankrupt.I use “bankrupt” in the exact sense of the term. A ods, with a host of additional possibilities still before it. It sibly, historical criticism is not hostile to these intentions, reduced to facticity, and the test’s “meaning” is rendered in all this that the “objective standpoint” is none other than ...
2. Is Biblical Study Undergoing a Paradigm Shift?
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In a period when it has become all too stylish to speak of the “death” of the old ways, it is necessary to stress a “paradigm”—a constellation of presuppositions, beliefs, fort (pp. 62ff.). It is this practiced incapacity to see (due to ...
3. Toward a New Paradigm for Biblical Study
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By way of one such attempt at a new paradigm for biblical studies, I propose a dialectical hermeneutic is our world, prior to all “objectivity,” all conceptualizing, is our horizon. The idea of “the past” is already an objecti-fication. But at the level of fusion, the past is the present of itself in our language, it provides the “available believable” ...
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It has been all too easy for us scholars to deceive our-selves about our situation. Even the excitement with in part to the vain hope that it might solve the field’s basic ...
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I am pleased that Walter Wink’s The Bible in Human Trans-formation is being republished and pleased to have been words from the first chapter of this book, is “so to interpret munities that seek to be faithful to it and transformed by it. It book, just a few years older than I. But he was a “big name” ...
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Page Count: 96
Publication Year: 2010
Series Title: Facets