Insights from Cultural Anthropology

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Karl Allen Kuhn
Reading the Bible in the Twenty-First Century: Insights
  • Minneapolis, MN : 
    Fortress Press
    , September
     128 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In this volume, Karl Allen Kuhn provides a description of what cultural anthropology is and how the discipline has impacted biblical studies. Looking at Scripture through the lens of cultural anthropology is related to social-scientific criticism, which refers to that phase of the exegetical task that analyzes the social and cultural dimensions of the text and its environmental context through the utilization of the perspectives, theories, models, and research of the social sciences. Kuhn discusses general matters garnered from cultural-anthropology interpretation that would be relevant for the study of biblical texts. He analyzes several biblical specific texts from a cultural-anthropology perspective and provides conclusions, challenges, and considerations for the future of cultural anthropology and biblical interpretation.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Karl Allen Kuhn is Associate Professor of Religion at Lakeland College in Wisconsin and the author of Having Words with God: The Bible as Sacred Dialogue (Fortress Press, 2008).


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