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Reading Gen 12:3 with Hans W. Frei: some implications for historical criticism

Sonek, K P (2012) Reading Gen 12:3 with Hans W. Frei: some implications for historical criticism. Revue Biblique, 119 (1). pp. 5-19. ISSN 0035-0907

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Abstract

Narrative theology, as exemplified in the works of Hans W. Frei, is a prom- ising interpretative approach which helps to construct post-modern theology based on biblical narratives. It seems, however, that Frei’s approach raises serious objections to historical criticism. Do we have to enjoy the benefits of narrative theology at the expense of historical-critical approaches to biblical texts? Are there any points in common between both of them? This article will offer tentative answers to the above two questions in the context of Gen 12:3. It will show that the concept of plain sense may provide an opportunity for a rapprochement between traditional and historical hermeneutics.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: biblical studies, hermeneutics, biblical interpretation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220404 Jewish Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr K P Sonek
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 04:55
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2014 01:09
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1603

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