If I Forget You, Jerusalem! - Studies on the Old Testament - Niels Peter Lemche

If I Forget You, Jerusalem! - Studies on the Old Testament - Niels Peter Lemche

10. On History, Sociology, and Theology: Old Testament Perspectives

If I Forget You, Jerusalem! - Studies on the Old Testament - Niels Peter Lemche

Niels Peter Lemche [+-]
University of Copenhagen
Niels Peter Lemche, has been publishing in the field of Old Testament studies for fifty years. He has been both Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, from 1978 to 1986 and Professor of Theology at the University of Copenhagen from 1987 to 2013. He is the founder of the Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, and a member of the board of the Copenhagen International Seminar (Routledge). He has recently edited (in co-operation with Dr. Jim West) Jeremiah in History and Tradition (Routledge, 2019).

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Biblical scholars of the old school, i.e. exclusively subscribing to historical-critical methods, have seldom been interested in sociological matters. They never understood the changes that had taken place on twenty century scholarship where the most interesting advancement has been the development of the behavioral sciences, not least sociology. Instead they created a meta-universe of ancient Israel, a society that never existed except in their own fantasy.

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Lemche, Niels Peter. 10. On History, Sociology, and Theology: Old Testament Perspectives. If I Forget You, Jerusalem! - Studies on the Old Testament. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 145-157 May 2024. ISBN 9781800504363. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44801. Date accessed: 18 Apr 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44801. May 2024

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