Biblical Studies: Fifty Years of a Multi-Discipline

  title={Biblical Studies: Fifty Years of a Multi-Discipline},
  author={Philip R. E. Davies},
  journal={Currents in Biblical Research},
  pages={34 - 66}
  • P. Davies
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Philosophy
  • Currents in Biblical Research
The creation of an autonomous and secular discipline of biblical studies can be traced back through several stages, in particular to cultural changes brought about by the Reformation and the Enlightenment. But it is only in the last 50 years or so that this discipline (more accurately, a multi-discipline) can be truly said to have emerged as distinct from Scripture, which now ought to be treated as a separate discipline belonging to theology rather than the human sciences. This review traces… 
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