How the Bible Works: An Anthropological Study of Evangelical Biblicism

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Rowman Altamira, 2004 - 173 oldal
What do evangelicals believe when they 'believe in the Bible?' Despite hundreds of English versions that differ in their texts, evangelicals continue to believe that there is a stable text--'the Bible'--which is the authoritative word of God and an essential guide to their everyday lives. To understand this phenomenon of evangelical Biblicism, anthropologist and biblical scholar Brian Malley looks not to the words of the Bible but to the Bible-believing communities. For as Malley demonstrates, it is less the meaning of the words of the Bible itself than how 'the Bible' provides a proper ground for beliefs that matters to evangelicals. Drawing on recent cognitive and social theory and extensive fieldwork in an evangelical church, Malley's book is an invaluable guide for seminarians, social scientists of religion, or for anyone who wants to understand just how the Bible works for American evangelicals.
 

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Introduction
1
Creekside Baptist Church
17
Creekside Baptist Church
21
Methodological Reflections
34
What Is the Bible?
37
Name
41
Category
60
Synopsis
67
Synopsis
124
Indefinite Interpretability
125
Biblical Authority
127
The Nature of Biblical Authority
136
Dialogical Biblicism
137
Principle vs Practice
143
The Structure of Biblicism
145
Comparison to the Commonsense Model
147

Interpretation and Tradition
73
Interpretive Tradition
74
A Hermeneutic Tradition?
87
Hermeneutic Activity
103
Between Irrelevance and Anarchy
120
The Epidemiology of American Evangelical Biblicism
152
References
159
Index
167
About the Author
Copyright

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Brian Malley studied comparative religion at Western Michigan University (M.A., 1994) and anthropology at the University of Michigan (Ph.D., 2002). He currently lectures in psychology at the University of Michigan. His main interests are religion and the intersection of culture and cognition.

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