Saturday, April 02, 2016

Jones on canon

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Is there a Canon in this Class? (Chris Jones).
We also can’t teach them that way. Most of us are comfortable teaching the historical-critical method, showing students how to unravel the compositional histories of biblical texts and how to read them in their ancient contexts. But when our students conceptualize the Bible as something that has always existed, or as something that was always going to exist, teaching them compositional history and contextual reading strategies is not enough.
Earlier contributions to the AJR discussion are noted here and links.