On the Way to Postmodern: Old Testament Essays 1967–1998, vol. II
In On the Way to Postmodern, David J. A. Clines presents a series of discourses from a postmodern perspective. Rather than using only methods of deconstruction, he combines traditional methods with postmodern ideas of analysis, resulting in a balanced reading of the Old Testament.
In the second volume, Clines includes essays on theology, language, Psalms, Job, and Divertimenti. The theology section covers images of God, sin, humanity and relation to God, and the flood narrative. In the language section, Clines presents discussions on etymology, vocabulary, and philology. Cline then focuses on readings of Psalms and Job.
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- Combines modern analysis and postmodern study
- Provides insight on a variety of Old Testament topics and texts
- Includes notes and indexes to aid research and study
- Title: On the Way to Postmodern: Old Testament Essays 1967–1998, vol. II
- Author: David J. A. Clines
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pages: 468
About David J. A. Clines
David J. A. Clines is a professor emeritus of biblical studies at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. He currently serves as the publisher and director of Sheffield Phoenix Press. He is a prolific author of books on the Hebrew Bible, including The Theme of the Pentateuch, What Does Eve Do to Help?, The Esther Scroll: The Story of the Story, and Interested Parties: The Ideology of Writers and Readers of the Hebrew Bible. Apart from his definitive Job commentary, he is best known for his editorship of the multi-volume Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. He serves as the president of both the Society for Old Testament Study (1996) and the Society of Biblical Literature (2009).