Bible and the Postmodern Man

Does the Bible make any sense to him at all? Is it not contradictory to admit to the antiquity of the Bible and still believe in its relevance in the postmodern age? These are the questions this book will provide answers to.

Bible and the Postmodern Man

Author: Ebenezer Afolabi

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725093126

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The Bible is certainly one of the oldest books written in human history. It was written in the century far removed from ours and its approach to life issues is quite different from ours. There are apparent cultural, historical, sociological, and philosophical gaps that exist between the man in the Bible and the 21st Century man. Consequently, the practices in the Bible are foreign to the postmodern man, hence, the Bible is considered irrelevant to him. The questions are, how relevant is the Bible in the postmodern age? Can the Bible proffer solution to the problems of the postmodern man? Does the Bible make any sense to him at all? Is it not contradictory to admit to the antiquity of the Bible and still believe in its relevance in the postmodern age? These are the questions this book will provide answers to.

Postmodern Use of the Bible

Moreover, Macquarrie desires to provide a satisfactory account of that reality in
terms that are faithful to the Bible and to contemporary conceptual thought and
language. ... Thus modern man finds that myth does not communicate. 204 The ...

Postmodern Use of the Bible

Author: Edgar McKnight

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597524514

Page: 288

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Harry Emerson Fosdick's classic volume entitled 'The Modern Use of the Bible' enabled readers in the first part of this century to make the pilgrimage into the 'modern' era and to understand the Bible in an idiom informed by critical and historical assumptions and approaches. The exchange of the historical context for the dogmatic transformed biblical study into an exciting discipline both spiritually and intellectually. The critical distancing of the text in the historical approach, however, has gradually trnasformed biblical writings into museum pieces without contemporary relevance. For contemporary readers, a satisfying approach cannot be uncritical, but it must move beyond the critical. 'Postmodern Use of the Bible' encourages a continual pilgrimage. In this book, readers are provided resources to enable them to make sense for themselves, in the light of challenges to major critical assumptions and strategies of 'The Modern Use of the Bible.' The same goal is in mind--to allow the Bible to speak in a contemporary idiom. --from the Introduction Contents Introduction 1. How Have We Made Sense of the Bible? 2. Toward the Postmodern 3. Literary Perspectives and Resources for Postmodern Use: Structures, Codes, and the Readers 4. The Role of the Reader: Imaging the Sacred 5. The Role of the Reader: Actualizing of Biblical Discourse Conclusion

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture

... religion 243 Portal 438 Porter, Jennifer 495–6, 502 Portrait of the Artist as a
Young Man, A (Joyce) 285 Post, The (dir. ... 263 postmodernity 541–2, 543
postmodern theory 541 postsoul satire 111–12, 116, 118–19, 122 Post-Soul
Satire (ed.

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture

Author: Dan W. Clanton, Jr.

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190461411

Page: 616

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"The study of the reciprocal relationship between the Bible and popular culture has blossomed in the past few decades, and the time seems ripe for a broadly-conceived work that assesses the current state of the field, offers examples of work in that field, and suggests directions for further study. This Handbook includes a wide range of topics organized under several broad themes, including biblical characters and themes in popular culture; the Bible in popular cultural genres; "lived" examples; and a concluding section in which we take stock of methodologies like Reception History and the impact of the field on teaching and publishing. These topics are all addressed by focusing on specific examples from film, television, comics, music, literature, video games, science fiction, material culture, museums, and theme parks, to name a few. This book represents a major contribution to the field by some of its leading practitioners, and will be a key resource for the future development of the study of Bible and American popular culture"--

Zen Buddhism Today

POSTMODERN MAN In what way does a man become spiritually a sinner ?
Because there is no natural way ! ... and self - evaluation that we harbor . Every
word of the Holy Scriptures and every activity of God intends to change that mind
. ( cf .

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Reading from Right to Left

Essays on the Hebrew Bible in honour of David J. A. Clines J. Cheryl Exum,
H. G. M. Williamson ... to return to the past with a book of sports results from the
1950s onwards, which he delivers to himself as a young man, allowing the
accumulation of a vast ... Bryan Turner (1990: 3-4) defines postmodernism in the
following INTERESTED PARTIES: HISTORY AND IDEOLOGY AT THE END OF
THE CENTURY.

Reading from Right to Left

Author: J. Cheryl Exum

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567459993

Page: 480

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Thirty-seven essays from established scholars around the world cover topics including the Pentateuch prophecy, wisdom, ancient Osraelite history, Greek tragdy and the ideology of biblical scholarship make up this interesting and varied collection in honor of David J.A. Clines.Several of the contributors interact with ideas prominent in the work of David J.S. Clines of the University of Sheffield, to whom the volume i dedicated.The authors include Graeme Auld, James Barr, Hans Barstad, John Barton, Willem Beuken, Joseph Blenkinsopp, Walter Brueggermann, Brevard Childs, Reichard Coggins, Philip Davies, John Emerton, Tamara Eskenazi, Cheryl Exum, Michael Fox, John Goldingay, Norman Gottwald, Robery Gordon, Lester Grabbe, David Gunn, Walter Houston, Sara Japhet, Michel Knibb, Joze Krasovec, Francis Landy, Bernhard Lang, Burke Long, Patrick Miller, Johannes de Moor, Carol Newson, Rolf Rendtorff, Alex RofT, Joh Rogerson, John Sawyer, Keith Whitelam, Hugh Williamson, Ellen van Wolde and Erich Zenger.

Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond

... in the previous chapter ) and she speaks the famous words which constitute
her only speech in the biblical Book of Job . ... ( post ) modern masculinity studies
used to refer specifically to the experiences of black men , subject to
disadvantages ...

Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond

Author: Ovidiu Creangă

Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited

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Page: 273

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c. 385 pp. 30 / $47.50 / 35 Scholar's Price 60 / $95 / 70 List Price Hardback Men and Masculinity in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond Edited by Ovidiu Creang The study of masculinity in the Bible is increasingly becoming established as a field of critical inquiry in biblical gender studies. This book highlights a variety of methodological approaches that reveal the complex and multifaceted construction of masculinity in biblical and post-biblical literature. It focuses uniquely and explicitly on men and the world they inhabit, documenting changes in the type of men and masculinities deemed legitimate, or illegitimate, across various social and historical contexts of the ancient Near East. At the same time, it interrogates readers' assumptions about the writers' positioning of male bodies, sexuality and relationships in a gender order created to reflect men's interests, yet in need of constant reordering In this volume specific features of biblical masculinity are explored: the masculinity of less favoured sons in Genesis (Susan Haddox); the ideology of Temple masculinity in Chronicles (Roland Boer); the masculinity of Moses (Brian DiPalma); the performative nature of masculinity in the Sinai episode (David Clines); Deuteronomy's regimentation of masculinity (Mark George); Joshua's hegemonic masculinity in the Conquest Narrative (Ovidiu Creang ); Na'aman's disability in relation to ideologies of masculinity (Cheryl Strimple and Ovidiu Creang ); Job's position as a man in charge in the Testament of Job (Maria Haralambakis); Priestly notions of sexuality in the covenant of the rainbow and circumcision in Genesis (Sandra Jacobs); Samson's masculinity in terms of male honour (Ela Lazarewicz-Wyrzykowska); the popular depiction of Jeremiah as a 'lamenting prophet' against the book of Jeremiah's male ideology (C.J. Patrick Davis); the gendered interaction of a Bible-study group with Daniel's dreams (Andrew Todd). Finally, David J.A. Clines and Stephen D. Moore offer closing critical reflections that situate the book's topics within a broader spectrum of issues in masculinity."

Postmodern Theory and Biblical Theology

CHAPTER 3 Nietzsche on the Judaeo - Christian denial of the world We are far
from claiming that the world is worth less ; indeed it would seem laughable to us
today if man were to insist on inventing values that were supposed to excel the ...

Postmodern Theory and Biblical Theology

Author: Brian D. Ingraffia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521568401

Page: 284

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This book examines the relationship between Christian theology and postmodern thinkers, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida.

Hollow Gods

Idolatry in a Postmodern Context Charles Eric Turner. A Postmodern ... During
the church service, your eyes lock onto the man's wife who has a look on her face
that clearly says, “Help me, please. ... Is there a biblical solution to this dilemma?

Hollow Gods

Author: Charles Eric Turner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498297161

Page: 126

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There is little doubt that we are quick in Western culture to follow after idols. Why are we so easily led astray? Could it be because postmodern thinking has masked idols so that we do not recognize them? What if you really are an idolater at heart? What can you do to remedy this cultural disease? Do you want answers? If so, then Hollow Gods offers a glimpse into the connections between postmodern culture and its rapid decline into idolatry, providing the biblical reasons and solutions to this problem for both your Christian life and church health.

Theological Liberalism

Postmodern , poststructuralist and feminist destabilizations present challenges to
the theologian and no less to the ... History is dead ; as Man is a fiction , so is the
History of Man ; there is no progress , no possibility of fulfilling the ... The stress
on the Bible as theological source and arbiter may be especially problematic .

Theological Liberalism

Author: J'annine Jobling

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From Antiquity to the Postmodern World

The concept behind the biblical verses seems to be at first blush “ measure for
measure . ... See Kugelmass , Lex Talionis , 1 ( quoting Twelve Tables 8 : 2 circa
450 B.C.E. ) , “ If a man has broken the limb of another man , unless he makes his
 ...

From Antiquity to the Postmodern World

Author: Daniel Maoz

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

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Page: 302

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Characteristic histories and literatures of the Jewish people are brought together in this volume and arranged in the form of a cultural mosaic, a distinctly Canadian approach to life. The articles and scholarly contributions contained herein investigate Jewish life and thought, not merely in the Canadian and contemporary context but also in other geographical localities and historical epochs that were formative in the shaping of Jewish history. The wealth of knowledge represented within these pages engages traditional ancient Jewish sources (Talmud and Tanakh, Mishnah and Midrash); topics in Jewish mysticism (Lurianic Kabbala, popularization of kabbalistic literature, the Tosher Rebbe); historical and contemporary themes that address aspects and environ of everyday life (kitchen, classroom, theologians desk, synagogue, Holocaust survival, womens and peace studies). Jewish life and identity, better described than defined, come alive in the reading of this book. Both general readers and specialists will find value in this collection of studies. For the former, it offers a glimpse into the complicated network of themes and perspectives in which contemporary Jews engage. Rich bibliographies of cogent resources avail themselves to the latter. They will nevertheless commonly conclude that, however diverse the terrain, Jewish Studies in Canadawith research ongoing and range ever-expandingoffers vibrant and real response to key questions raised in past generations: Who is a Jew? and What is Judaism?

Islam Postmodernism and Other Futures

Instead of explaining the Bible and Jesus's ministry within changing
circumstances, cultural settings and different languages, scripture ...
Secularization has its roots not in biblical faith, but in the interpretation of biblical
faith by Western man ...

Islam  Postmodernism and Other Futures

Author: Sohail Inayatullah

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745319841

Page: 336

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Ziauddin Sardar is a prolific writer and an insightful cultural commentator. His latest book, Why Do People Hate America?, has been a regular feature in bestseller lists in several countries. In the UK, he is known as a leading intellectual and his regular contributions to the Observer, the Independent and the New Statesman have brought his writings to a wide audience. As one of our most high-profile Muslim intellectuals, he has also become an increasingly important voice in the media since the events of September 11th 2001. This is the first collection of his writings that offers a comprehensive introduction to his thought. Starting with his analysis of his own position as a British Muslim and a writer, it goes on to explore issues of Islam and cultural change, education, identity, post-modernism and the future. Drawn from a broad range of his work in scholarly journals as well as from his many books on aspects of culture and society, it includes his most frequently cited papers and makes an ideal introduction to the immense scope of his work in cultural studies.Ziaddin Sardar is currently the editor of Third Text and Visiting Professor of Cultural Studies at City University, London. His books for Pluto Press include Postmodernism and the Other and Aliens R Us.

A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times

Dogmatics Can Benefit Biblical Scholarship by Raising the Deeper Theological
Questions Necessary for Understanding the Theological ... If Jesus is not only
man , then the word “ Son ” must mean more than merely adopted as son . But if
the ...

A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times

Author: Michael Scott Horton

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"In a world in which absolute truth, values and authority have lost their place, the evangelical church needs most of all to be a beacon of truth and light. Yet the relativistic mindset of our culture is seeping in, pushing aside biblical content to make way for personal experience even in churches that once held firmly to the doctrines of the faith. The result, a watered-down Gospel, is having little impact on society or individual lives. It is a challenge that must not go unmet. In A Confessing Theology for Postmodern Times, twelve confessing Christian scholars from various denominational backgrounds provide you with ideas and strategies for rising to that challenge. They explore your resources for " doing" theology in a postmodern world, as well as the obstacles and the opportunities it entails. There is a crisis of truth in the world. This volume is evidence that you "can reach out to those who need the life-changing message of the Gospel and still hold firm to a systematic, biblical theology in postmodern times."--! From book jacket.

Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters

In considering a postmodern future to biblical studies in Europe , I would like to
recall Karl * Barth ' s reflections on ... and tried to turn the whole proposal of
Schleiermacher on its head by declaring , It is from the word of man in the Bible
that ...

Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters

Author: Donald K. McKim

Publisher: Intervarsity Press

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Page: 643

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Contributors from both historical and biblical studies profile the methods, perspectives and seminal works of major biblical interpreters from the second century to the late twentieth century. Includes introductory essays for each period and bibliographies of each interpreter.

The Challenge of Postmodernism

Word and Image Neil Postman , who laments the shift from type / word to image ,
thinks he finds a basis for his concern in the Bible . In studying the Bible as a
young man , I found intimations of the idea that forms of media favor particular
kinds ...

The Challenge of Postmodernism

Author: David S. Dockery

Publisher: Baker Academic

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Page: 218

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Learn how to reach a new generation in a rapidly changing world with the unchanging gospel.

Bible Review

BIBLE BOOKS BR A Postmodern Pilate Pontius Pilate : A Biography Ann Wroe (
New York : Random House , 1999 ) 427 ... and motifs associated with From the
time Pilate's name entered the man who served as Roman prefect of the
Christian ...

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The Bible and Modern Literary Criticism

0432 Bloom , Harold ; de Man , Paul ; Derrida , Jacques ; Hartman , Geoffrey ;
and Miller , J . Hillis . Deconstruction and ... Criticism Without Boundaries :
Directions and Crosscurrents in Postmodern Critical Theory . Ward - Phillips
Lectures in ...

The Bible and Modern Literary Criticism

Author: Mark Allan Powell

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 469

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This annotated bibliography of more than 1,700 titles reflects the growing interest in the application of contemporary literary theory to biblical studies. The work begins with an insightful introductory essay that offers a critical assessment of contemporary literary theory. It continues with an overview of those works that established the basis of modern literary criticism. Also examined are critical writings that discuss the application of literary theory to the Bible. The heart of the bibliography is a comprehensive listing of literary and critical studies of biblical texts, followed by a discussion of works that evaluate the reception of modern literary criticism in the world of biblical studies.

The Biblical Gospel

“The answer to postmodern philosophy is not postmodern theology but a critique
of the postmodern consciousness grounded in a fresh exposition ... Biblical Truth
Man has a great tendency to fashion new gods in his own image (Exodus 32).

The Biblical Gospel

Author: Reid Hensarling

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449749267

Page: 146

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This book explores the only sure solution to the ongoing problems of our world-the biblical gospel of Jesus Christ. A variety of viewpoints are presented from our religious, political, and economic spectrums, but only the absolute truth of the gospel of Christ has the message that ultimately answers the most pressing questions and serious concerns of the human soul. The book is concerned with encouraging and helping church leaders bring spiritual renewal to their people through the biblical gospel. Chapter one explains what the gospel is and the importance of the Bible and shows how a limited number of biblical figures were used by the Lord to bring spiritual renewal to their people. Chapter two describes the profound transformation that the proclamation of the gospel had upon sixteenth-century England. The pernicious dangers of our current postmodern culture are examined in chapter three, along with the only effective solution-the proclamation and reception of the biblical gospel. Chapter four proposes a model for growth and transformation in Christ through the renewal of the clergy and laity. The book concludes that mankind's only hope for eternal security and truth is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ, as presented through the pages of the Bible. The book illustrates that regardless of time, place, or nationality, the gospel declaration alone has the power to change human beings from lives of sin and rebellion against God and one another to lives filled with love and devotion to Jesus Christ and others. This book is designed to draw significant attention and interest to the churches' obligation and critical calling by God to present the Holy Scriptures in a loving and truthful way to congregations that will bring lasting change to the body of Christ. Only the gospel has the ability to renew and transform people from a life of sin and rebellion against God to a life of love, devotion, and service to Christ. Lives start to change and people begin to think, live, and act more like Christ. The promises and truths of the gospel bring to the believer eternal security, lasting peace, and unspeakable joy. What an extraordinary additive to everyday living! The faithful pastor is entrusted with God's Word to preach and teach absolute truth, which upon reception by the people brings repentance, forgiveness, salvation, and freedom. Ministers who are obedient to the gospel bring tremendous blessing and hope to their flocks. God's people are transformed and renewed and the kingdom of God is extended into a world desperately needing love and truth.