n HTS : Theological Studies - The secular Bible : Why nonbelievers must take religion seriously, J. Berlinerblau : book review

Volume 62, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



Extracted from text ... Berlinerblau, J 2005 - The secular Bible: Why nonbelievers must take religion seriously Publishers: Cambridge University Press. 217 pp. Price: Unknown Reviewer: Prof P M Venter (University of Pretoria) This publication on "secular hermeneutics" is thought provoking indeed. In eight chapters that are divided into three parts, the author plots his "program for the rejuvenation of secular intellectual culture" (p 138). Berlinerblau's book is intended for "scholars and cultivated laypersons" (p 12). He advocates an infusion of input from learned critics in the academic study of the Bible that would bring about much needed intellectual diversity and balance. In an ..

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