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Jewish and Christian Scriptures
Jewish and Christian Scriptures
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Jewish and Christian Scriptures

The Function of 'Canonical' and 'Non-Canonical' Religious Texts
James H. Charlesworth, Lee Martin McDonald
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Jewish and Christian Scriptures

The Function of 'Canonical' and 'Non-Canonical' Religious Texts
James H. Charlesworth, Lee Martin McDonald
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Over the past four decades, many scholars have focused on the expanding collection of alleged "extra-canonical" documents that were deemed inspired by God in numerous early Jewish and Christian groups. Eventually, these texts ceased to have an authoritative role in Judaism and Christianity and were branded "extra-canonical." Now, these documents, once considered sacred, are recognized as fundamental in understanding antiquity, and the development of the canon. Many scholars are now according an authority to some of these texts This volume draws attention to these ancient religious texts, especially the so-called "non-canonical" texts, by focusing on how they were used or functioned in early societies. The contributors also warn us about the assumed barriers between "canon" and "extra-canon, " "texts" and "traditions, " and they suggest that we should be careful with labels such as "Jewish" and "Christian." The contributors also indicate, intermittently or implicitly, the importance of combining disciplines that had been isolated, especially the study of texts, the exploration of the canonical process, and the relevance of sociology in studying ancient groups.

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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Year
2010
ISBN
9780567372581
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Biblical Studies
Edition
1

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