Cambridge publishes a wide range of academic and educational books in theology and religious studies. Our list is strong in Christian theology and Christian ethics, as well as in the other world religions (particularly Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism), and in the philosophy of religion, the sociology of religion, and comparative religion.
What if the Bible wasn't meant to be read as "revelation"? The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture proposes a new framework for reading the Bible, transforming forever our understanding of what the stories of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, and David, and the speeches of Isaiah and Jeremiah, were meant to teach.
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Discusses the Bible in medieval society within and beyond monastic and ecclesiastical schools, and also in literature, drama and art.
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This book explores the implications of recent insights in modern neuroscience that attribute mental capacities often ascribed to a disembodied soul instead to the functions of the brain and body in collaboration with social experience. It explores how this insight changes the traditional "care of souls," encouraging more attention to fostering spiritual growth through a social and communal focus.
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This book offers a new way for biblical scholars and archaeologists to envision how the Bible's story relates to history. It presents a fresh case for the urgency and interest of biblical study in historical context, embracing the complications of a text collection with the messy history of transmission and uncertain knowledge of the past. Focusing on structures of politics and society, the analysis is situated in the broad study of antiquity, so that ancient Israel may contribute to understanding problems in the classical world and other domains outside the Near East.
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In response to the crisis of nihilism in contemporary biblical studies, B. H. McLean argues that philosophical hermeneutics provides an alternative to traditional historically oriented approaches to biblical interpretation. He uses basic principles drawn from major philosophers' writings to propose a new "post-historical" mode of hermeneutic inquiry for use in studying biblical texts that transcends historical positivism.
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Elucidates the nature of Paul's authority by investigating the metaphorical portrayal of apostles in 1 Corinthians as divinely appointed administrators.
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