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New Testament Exegesis as an Academic Discipline with Relevance for Other Disciplines
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2013 (English)In: Currents in Biblical Research, ISSN 1476-993X, E-ISSN 1745-5200, Vol. 11, no 2, 218-233 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is an English translation of a lecture delivered in November 2011 upon the author’s installation as Professor of New Testament at Uppsala University. It addresses several conceptual and methodological questions about New Testament Exegesis, including: ‘What is New Testament Exegesis?’ ‘What does it mean to call New Testament Exegesis an academic discipline?’ and ‘How can this discipline have relevance for other disciplines?’ A central argument is that the current balkanization of biblical studies is undesirable and that scholars who use more traditional or newer methods should engage each other rather than talk past each other. Since the so-called ‘historical-critical method’ is, in fact, not just one method, this misconception in current nomenclature merits critical attention. Additionally, ‘the linguistic turn’ holds promise for future discussions.

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Sage Publications, 2013. Vol. 11, no 2, 218-233 p.
Keyword [en]
historical-critical method, linguistic turn, methodology, Uppsala University, Scandinavian exegesis
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Religious Studies
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New Testament Exegesis
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180403DOI: 10.1177/1476993X12467129OAI: diva2:550020
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2015-01-19Bibliographically approved

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