A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible

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Leland Ryken, Tremper Longman (III.)
Harper Collins, 1993 - Bible - 528 pages
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A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible is consideration of the Bible from a literary perspective, reflecting contemporary interest in the academic world of the Bible as literature. This collection of essays addresses both specific books of the Bible and general topics dealing with the Bible. The four main sections of the book are; The Bible as Literature, The Literature of the Old Testament, The Literature of the New Testament, and The Literary Influence of the Bible.

The editors for A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible are Leland Ryken and Tremper Longman III. Contributors include:

  • Fredrick Buechner, Novelist
  • John Sailhamer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Wilson G. Baroody, Arizona State University
  • William F. Gentrup, Arizona State University
  • Kenneth R.R. Gros, Louis Indiana University
  • Willard Van Antwerpen, Indiana University
  • Nancy Tischler, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Michael Hagan, North American Baptist Seminary
  • Richard L. Pratt, Jr., Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Douglas Green, Yale University
  • Wilma McClarty, Southern College
  • Jerry A. Gladson, First Christian Church, Garden Grove, California
  • Raymond C. Van Leeouwen, Calvin Theological Seminary
  • Richard Patterson, Liberty University
  • James H. Sims, The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Branson L. Woodard, Jr. Liberty University
  • Amberys R. Whittle, Georgia Southern University
  • John H. Augustine, Yale University
  • Michael Travers, Grand Rapids Baptist College
  • Marianne Meye Thompson, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • John W. Sider, Westmont College
  • Carey C. Newman, Palm Beach Atlantic College
  • William G. Doty, The University of Alabama/Tuscaloosa
  • Chaim Potak, Novelist
  • Gene Warren Doty, University of Missouri-Rolla
  • Sidney Greidanus, Calvin Theological Seminary

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I read less than half of this book (chapters 4, 7-12, 19, 21-24, 32-35). It is a collection of chapters written by different authors, and some writers are better than others. I didn't appreciate the ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is professor of English at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has twice received the "teacher of the year" award.

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is on the advisory council of the BioLogos Foundation, and is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament, and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

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