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The Bible in Human Society: Essays in Honor of John Rogerson

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The Bible in Human Society was published on the occasion of John Rogerson’s retirement in 1995. Rogerson chaired the biblical studies department at the University of Sheffield. His writings are found in both scholarly and lay publications, and his teaching took place in both the halls of the academy and in the pews of churches throughout the UK. This book aims to capture Rogerson’s intellectual passions for making the Bible enlightening for scholars and accessible for laypeople.


Contributions to this volume include:

  • “Narrative Maps: Reflections on the Toponymy of Acts,” Loveday Alexander
  • “The First Christian Moral Legislation,” C. K. Barrett
  • “The Political Ethics of Postmodern Allegory,” Mark G. Brett
  • “Five Strong Rereadings of the Book of Isaiah,” Walter Brueggemann
  • “Reflecting on War and Utopia in the Book of Amos: The Relevance of a Literary Reading of the Prophetic Text for Central America,” M. Daniel Carroll
  • “The Hungry Knife: Towards a Sense of Sacrifice,” Bruce Chilton
  • “Wisdom, Virtue and the Human Condition,” R. E. Clements
  • “Psalm 2 and the Moabite Liberation Front,” David J. A. Clines
  • “A Future for Eschatology?” John M. Court
  • “Rebounding Vitality: Resurrection and Spirit in Luke–Acts,” Douglas J. Davies
  • “On Prostitution,” Margaret Davies
  • “Making It: Creation and Contradiction in Genesis,” Philip R. Davies
  • “Bne Brit? Hebrew, English, and the English,” John Elwolde
  • “Michael at the Movies,” J. Cheryl Exum
  • “Some Ancient Jewish Reflections on Israel’s Imminent Redemption,” Robert Hayward
  • “Theodore of Mopsuestia and the Interpretation of Ecclesiastes,” John Jarick
  • “Reading in Canon and Community: Deuteronomy 21:22–23, A Test Case for Dialogue,” Judith M. Lieu
  • “Liberation from the Powers: Supernatural Spirits or Societal Structures?” Andrew T. Lincoln
  • “Schopfung, Zivilisation und Befreiung,” Hans-Peter Muller
  • “A Newer Perspective on Paul: Romans 1–8 through the Eyes of Literary Analysis,” Stanley E. Porter
  • “Psalm 95: If Only You Will Listen to His Voice!” W. S. Prinsloo
  • “Computing Times, Ages and the Millennium: An Astrologer Defends the Bible: William Whiston (1667–1752) and Biblical Chronology,” Henning Graf Reventlow
  • “Zum Verhaltnis von Literaturwissenschaft, Linguistik und Theologie,” Wolfgang Richter
  • “The ‘Interested’ Interpreter,” Christohper Rowland
  • “Reading the Bible and Doing Theology in the New South Africa,” Gerald West
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  • Title: The Bible in Human Society: Essays in Honor of John Rogerson
  • Authors: R. Carroll, David J. A. Clines, Philip R. Davies
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Pages: 479

David J. A. Clines is Professor of Biblical Studies and Head of Department in the University of Sheffield.

Philip R. Davies is Professor of Biblical Studies in the University of Sheffield, UK.

Robert Carroll is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Semitic Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow.


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