This volume, first published in 1977, brings together the essays of thirteen international scholars whose work reflects the methodology of traditio-historical research and its implications. Contributors include Walter Harrelson, Helmer Ringgren, Rudolf Smend, Walther Zimmerli, Arvid S. Kaplrud, Roger Lapointe, Douglas A. Knight, Odil Hannes Steck, Peter R. Ackroyd, James L. Crenshaw, Robert B. Laurin, Michael Fishbane, and Hartmut Gese.
From reviews of earlier printings: “The work as a whole seizes one of the major themes in the biblical study of our time and deserves to be widely read.” — James Barr, Journal of Theological Studies “The book will be indispensable for those wishing to assess the present state of traditio-historical studies, and who may hope to contribute to them further.” — Walter E. Rast, Journal of Biblical Literature “… a uniformly high quality collection … its importance to all in the Old Testament field and to all who are interested in problems of revelation and the epistemology of religious faith would recommend it to every college library and to the personal reading lists of theology faculty.” — Thomas A. Hoffman, S. J., Horizons “[This] book is much more than the usual summary statements of recent scholarship. It is aimed forward. This reviewer found it rich in suggestion of new dimensions of the problem and enticement for new interfaces yet to be explored.” — Walter Brueggemann, Interpretation “This is a carefully edited collection of provocative essays by American and European biblical scholars who have valiantly struggled with the complexities of traditio-historical research.… This volume will ensure that in the immediate future, traditio-historical issues are likely to be better understood and more rigorously debated than heretofore.” — J. Kenneth Kuntz, Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Douglas A. Knight is the Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University.
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