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Bible and Canon : A Modern Historical Inquiry

Zaman, Luc

2008

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  • Title:
    Bible and Canon : A Modern Historical Inquiry
  • Author: Zaman, Luc
  • Description: Starting with a thorough study of canonical criticism, this book purports that a historical study is necessary for a veridical dogmatic canon. The evidence for this is presented in this book, which is a new historical study of the canon process that follows its development from the earliest stages..
    Intro -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Foreword -- Prologue -- Part I. The Historical Investigation into the Biblical Canon: Present State and Task -- Chapter 1. History of the Study of the Canon -- 1.1. The Canon from the Biblical Period to its Closure -- 1.2. The Canon Issue in the Post-biblical Period -- Chapter 2. Terminology -- 2.1. The Issue -- 2.2. Definition -- 2.3. Use of the Term 'Canon' in Practice -- 2.3.1. The Pre-canonical Period -- 2.3.2. Scripture, Bible, Tanach, Literary Genesis -- 2.3.3. Deuterocanonical, Apocryphal and Pseuepigraphical Literature and Decanonisation -- 2.3.4. The Centre of the Canon, the Canon in the Canon, the Open Canon, Generally and Specially Canonical, Canon Study and Canonical Criticism -- Chapter 3. An Evaluation of Modern Canon Study -- 3.1. From the Reformation to 1970 -- 3.1.1. Modern Biblical Criticism versus Tradition and Dogmatics -- 3.1.2. The Emergence of Biblical Theology -- 3.1.3. Development of a Separate Theology for OT and NT -- 3.1.4. Devaluation of the Tradition Notion of Canon -- 3.1.5. The Role of the Faith Community -- 3.1.6. The Influence of Humanism and the Enlightenment -- 3.1.7. Religionsgeschichte and Subjectivism -- 3.1.8. The Theological Revival -- 3.1.9. E. Käsemann and the Canon Crisis of the 1970s -- 3.1.10. Evolution of the Theological Concept of Canon in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School -- 3.1.11. Renewed Interest in a Single Canon with OT and NT -- 3.2. From 1970 to the Present -- 3.2.1. Postmodernism -- 3.2.2. Theology in the Postmodern Era -- 3.3. Biblical Research after 1970 -- 3.3.1. Textual Criticism -- 3.3.2. Classical Biblical Criticism -- 3.3.2.1. The Old Testament -- 3.3.2.2. The Historical Study of the OT Canon -- 3.3.2.3. The New Testament -- 3.3.2.4. The Historical Study of the NT Canon -- 3.3.3. Post-Classical Biblical Criticism -- 3.3.3.1. The Formal Critique of Classical Biblical Criticism -- 3.3.3.2. Theological Critique of Classical Biblical Exegesis -- 3.3.3.3. Toward a Canonical Explanation of the Bible -- 3.3.3.4. Recent Theology of the bible -- 3.3.3.5. Post-Critical Exegesis -- Chapter 4. The Present State of Historical Study of the Canon -- 4.1. Present-day Historical Study of the Canon: Possibilities and Restrictions -- 4.2. The Dependence on Theology -- 4.2.1. The General Dependence on Theology -- 4.2.2. The Dependence on the Confessional Canon Concept -- 4.2.3. Pressure on the Inter-confessional Canon Concept -- 4.3. Historical Research and Dogmatics: Unavoidable Interaction -- 4.4. Present-day Canonical Criticism in Biblical Theology versus Present-Day Historical Study of the Canon -- Chapter 5. A New Historical Study of the Canon: The Task -- 5.1. Hermeneutical Principles -- 5.1.1. The Impact of the Subject: In General -- 5.1.2. The Impact of the Subject: In Practice -- 5.1.3. Option for Objectivity -- 5.2. Method -- 5.3.1. A Global Approach -- 5.3.2. First Steps -- Part II. The History of the Formation of the Biblical Canon -- Chapter 6. The .
    Canon Process around 560-521 BCE -- 6.1. Starting point -- 6.2. Unifying Ties and Themes in Genesis-2 Kings -- 6.3. General Tendency of the Deuteronomistic contribution to the Single Narrative -- 6.4.1. The Three Functions of the -- 6.4.2. The Normative Function of the -- 6.4.3. The Prophetic Function of the -- 6.4.4. The Wisdom Function of the -- 6.5. The Integration of the Priestly Tendency -- 6.6.1. Treatment of Traditional Material: Concentration and Selection -- 6.6.2. Treatment of Traditional Material: Priority of Dtr's Contribution to Creating the Unity -- 6.6.3. Secondary Heterogeneity -- 6.6.4. Dynamic Loyalty to Tradition -- 6.6.5. Historical Contingency -- 6.7. Authority -- 6.8. Conclusion. State of the Canon Process around 560-521 BCE -- Chapter 7. The Period before 560 BCE -- 7.1. Issue -- 7.1.1. The Sources of the Dtr Single Narrative: Hermeneutics of its Pre-history -- 7.1.2. The Complex Progression of Tradition -- 7.1.3. The Informative Value of the Old Tradition: Its Historical Reliability -- 7.1.4. Methodological Adjustments -- 7.2. The Legal Traditions as Source of the Dtr Single Narrative -- 7.2.1. The Book of the Covenant -- 7.2.1.1. The Individual Prescriptions and Larger Components in the Book of the Covenant -- 7.2.1.2. The Redaction of the Book of the Covenant -- 7.2.2. The Book of the Covenant in Deuteronomy -- 7.3. The Prophetic Input in the Deuteronomistic Opus -- 7.3.1. The Issue -- 7.3.2. Pre-classical Prophecy -- 7.3.3. Classical Pre-exilic Written Prophecy versus the Prevailing Prophetic Tradition -- 7.3.3.1. Amos and Hosea -- 7.3.3.2. Isaiah, Micah en Jeremiah -- 7.3.3.3. Conclusions -- 7.3.4. The Pre-Exilic Prophets versus General Traditions -- 7.3.4.1. The Spokesmen of the General Traditions: The Priests -- 7.3.4.2. The Treatment of the General Tradition in Actual Form -- 7.3.4.3. Conclusions -- 7.3.5. The Prophetic Traditions versus the Deuteronomistic Opus -- 7.3.5.1. The Issue -- 7.3.5.2. Proto-Deuteronomy versus the Deuteronomists' Deuteronomy390 -- 7.3.5.3. Prophecy versus the Deuteronomistic History -- 7.3.5.3.1. The Issue -- 7.3.5.3.2. Prophet-like Sources in the Deuteronomistic History -- 7.3.5.3.3. Prophetic Sources in the Deuteronomistic History: Positive Balance in the Literature -- 7.3.5.3.4. Prophetic Sources in the Deuteronomistic History: Critical Comments -- 7.3.5.3.5. The Concept of History as Medium in when Confronting Prophecy with the Deuteronomistic History -- 7.3.5.3.6. The Prophetic Influence on the Deuteronomistic History via Autonomous Sources -- 7.3.5.3.7. The Prophetic Influence on the Deuteronomistic History via Texts with a Deuteronomistic Hallmark -- 7.3.5.4. The Deuteronomistic Current vs. the Prophetic Writings -- 7.3.5.4.1. The Issue -- 7.3.5.4.2. The Relationship between Written Prophecy and Deuteronomistic Redaction in Current Literature -- 7.3.5.4.3. The Prophets and the Deuteronomistic Redactors Called in Question -- 7.3.5.4.4. Dimensions of Redactional Work on the Prophetic .
    Books -- 7.3.5.4.5. Interaction between Redactional and Prophetic Input -- 7.3.5.4.6. Canonical Evaluation -- 7.3.5.4.7. Summary and Conclusion -- 7.4. Historical Sources of the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- 7.4.1. Starting Point -- 7.4.2. The Narrative Character of the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- 7.4.3. The Identification of the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative's Sources -- 7.4.4. The Historical Sources' Function in the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- 7.4.5. The Interactive Function of the Redactional Composition of the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- 7.4.6. Canonical Evaluation -- 7.5. Wisdom Sources of the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- 7.5.1. Identification of the Wisdom Sources in the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- 7.5.2. Wisdom in the Literature on the OT -- 7.5.3. A Canonical Evaluation of Wisdom in the Deuteronomistic Single Narrative -- Conclusions -- 1. No Community, No Canon -- 2. No Dogma, No Biblical Canon -- 3. No Formal Demarcation, No Dogmatic Canon -- 4. Reorientation of Canon Study: A New Diagnosis -- 5. No Literature on OT, No Canon Study -- 6. Deuteronomistic Current: an Arguable Hypothesis -- 7. Deuteronomistic Single Narrative, Pioneer in the Canon Process -- 8. The Exile: a Time of Canonical Upsurge -- 9. Before the Exile: the Oldest Stages of the Canon Process -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Biblical References -- Index of Key Terms (Index of) -- .
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Leiden: BRILL
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9789047433545 ; ISBN: 9789004167438
  • Subjects: Bible -- Canon
  • Language: English

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