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BRINGING THE ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE OF PSYCHOLOGY TO BEAR ON THE STUDY OF THE BIBLE

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This article is a wide-ranging consideration of the role that contemporary academic psychology might play in the study of the Bible. I begin by examining the historical reasons for suspicion of psychology within the community of biblical scholarship, focusing on several perennial objections. Having addressed these objections, I go on to set out a framework for the legitimate use of psychology in enhancing understanding of the process of production and reception of the biblical texts, and of e...

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10.1093/jts/fls059

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Theology
Role:
Author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
Volume:
63
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-48
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1477-4607
ISSN:
0022-5185
URN:
uuid:391acf09-2281-4e48-8028-c394885c36c7
Source identifiers:
322601
Local pid:
pubs:322601
Language:
English

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