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Canon and exegesis [electronic resource] : canonical praxis and the Sodom narrative / William John Lyons.

By: Lyons, William John.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 352.Publisher: London ; New York : Sheffield Academic Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (x, 317 p.).ISBN: 9780567403438 (electronic bk.); 0567403432 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible -- Canonical criticism | Bible. Old Testament Genesis XVIII-XIX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Childs, Brevard S | Bible. Old Testament Genesis XVIII-XX -- Canonical criticism | Childs, Brevard S | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Genesis (bijbelboek) | Bijbelse theologie | Exegese | Sodom en GomorraGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Canon and exegesis.DDC classification: 222/.1106 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE HISTORY OF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY AND ITS TEXT(S); Chapter 2 AN OUTLINE OF THE CANONICAL APPROACH OF BREVARD S. CHILDS; Chapter 3 THE HERMENEUTICS OF THE CANONICAL APPROACH RECONSIDERED; Chapter 4 PRELIMINARIES TO A CANONICAL EXEGESIS OF GENESIS 18-19; Chapter 5 A CANONICAL EXEGESIS OF THE 'SODOM NARRATIVE', PART 1: GENESIS 18; Chapter 6 A CANONICAL EXEGESIS OF THE 'SODOM NARRATIVE', PART 2: GENESIS 19; Conclusion: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE CANONICAL APPROACH; Select Bibliography of the Work of Brevard Springs Childs.
Summary: Previous attempts to critique the canonical approach of Brevard Childs have remained largely theoretical in nature. One of the weakness of canonical criticism, then, is its failure to have generated new readings of extended biblical passages. Reviewing the hermeneutics and the praxis of Childs' approach, Lyons then turns to the Sodom narrative (Gen 18-19) as a test of a practical exegesis according to Childs' principles, and then to reflect critically upon the reading experience generated. Surprisingly, the canonical reading produced is a wholly new one, centred around the complex, irreducible.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-303) and indexes.

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE HISTORY OF BIBLICAL THEOLOGY AND ITS TEXT(S); Chapter 2 AN OUTLINE OF THE CANONICAL APPROACH OF BREVARD S. CHILDS; Chapter 3 THE HERMENEUTICS OF THE CANONICAL APPROACH RECONSIDERED; Chapter 4 PRELIMINARIES TO A CANONICAL EXEGESIS OF GENESIS 18-19; Chapter 5 A CANONICAL EXEGESIS OF THE 'SODOM NARRATIVE', PART 1: GENESIS 18; Chapter 6 A CANONICAL EXEGESIS OF THE 'SODOM NARRATIVE', PART 2: GENESIS 19; Conclusion: A CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF THE CANONICAL APPROACH; Select Bibliography of the Work of Brevard Springs Childs.

Previous attempts to critique the canonical approach of Brevard Childs have remained largely theoretical in nature. One of the weakness of canonical criticism, then, is its failure to have generated new readings of extended biblical passages. Reviewing the hermeneutics and the praxis of Childs' approach, Lyons then turns to the Sodom narrative (Gen 18-19) as a test of a practical exegesis according to Childs' principles, and then to reflect critically upon the reading experience generated. Surprisingly, the canonical reading produced is a wholly new one, centred around the complex, irreducible.

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