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Roland Boer, Resucing the Bible: A Response

Elvey, Anne (2009) Roland Boer, Resucing the Bible: A Response. The Bible and Critical Theory, 5 (2). 20.1-20.8. ISSN 1832-3391

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For many of us who continue to read the Bible, professionally or otherwise, Roland Boer's 'Rescuing the Bible' offers both a challenge, to articulate political and ethical grounds for our reading practice, and hope, that to read the Bible outside (and sometimes within) the mainstream of the churches and synagogues is desirable. In some senses it is desire rather than faith (even where there is faith) that keeps many of us reading. The text for better or worse has caught us in its webs of meaning, counter-meaning, problematic violence and unruly resistances, its prophecy, passion and even its inseparability from traditions that have sacralised its multivalent writings as one (or nearly one) canonical text.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Roland Boer, Rescuing the Bible, bible reading,
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950499 Religion and Ethics not elsewhere classified
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
Depositing User: Users 2 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2010 23:54
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 02:35
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/544

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