"The great strength of this work is that it deals with the great issues of interpretation in terms of the historical debate over scripture and criticism. It is indispensable for upper level reading."--Donald G. Schley, University of Colorado
"An exceptional book. It combines a critical history of modern Western biblical scholarship with a sensitive analysis of the issues facing contemporary biblical theologians....There is no recent work in English that does either, or both, as well....Should be read by all who have serious academic, professional, and/or personal interest in responsible contemporary appropriation of the biblical text."--Choice
"Combines engaging and illuminating historical discussion of the development of critical biblical studies...with a generally penetrating theoretical examination of the methods employed....Morgan and Barton shed a much-need light on the interaction of general intellectual history and the particular disciplines of biblical studies and biblical theology."--The Journal of Religion
"The best and most current map of biblical study available today."--America
"A very wide-ranging book and virtually any reader will find somethingof interest in it."--Critical Review
About the Author
Robert Morgan is at University of Oxford. John Barton is at University of Oxford.