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The Resource Reimagining America : a theological critique of the American mythos and biblical hermeneutics, by Charles Mabee

Reimagining America : a theological critique of the American mythos and biblical hermeneutics, by Charles Mabee

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Reimagining America : a theological critique of the American mythos and biblical hermeneutics
Title
Reimagining America
Title remainder
a theological critique of the American mythos and biblical hermeneutics
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Mabee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'The American character," Charles Mabee writes, "is grounded in the metaphor of universal scientific and technological experiment," an experiment in which some may see God at work and others may not. Americans are a "religious" people, but they are also "scientific." Both theologicans and scientists must confront the antagonism between the "particularistic" world view inherited from the Judeo-Christian tradition and the "fundamentally universal orientation" of science. Modern study of the Bible, grounded in "scientific method," has liberated the text from the imperatives of ecclesiastical dogma; it's practitioners "have constructed elaborate safeguards against subjective interpretation." Yet the subjective component of biblical study remains - " only now the name of this component is science itself . . ."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mabee, Charles
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.M32 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in American biblical hermeneutics
Series volume
[1]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intellectual life
  • Religion
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
Label
Reimagining America : a theological critique of the American mythos and biblical hermeneutics, by Charles Mabee
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting the religious structure. Impasses in contemporary scholarship -- Biblical hermeneutics as a way of access -- The churchless Jesus in formative American discourse. Jefferson and the rhetoric of suppression -- Franklin and the rhetoric of seduction -- The liberation of the universal from American religion. The hermeneutics of displacement -- The hermeneutics of time
Control code
11497925
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 151 pages
Isbn
9780865541481
Lccn
84027335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)11497925
Label
Reimagining America : a theological critique of the American mythos and biblical hermeneutics, by Charles Mabee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Interpreting the religious structure. Impasses in contemporary scholarship -- Biblical hermeneutics as a way of access -- The churchless Jesus in formative American discourse. Jefferson and the rhetoric of suppression -- Franklin and the rhetoric of seduction -- The liberation of the universal from American religion. The hermeneutics of displacement -- The hermeneutics of time
Control code
11497925
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 151 pages
Isbn
9780865541481
Lccn
84027335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)11497925

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