By Randall W. Reed
"'Theory is sort of a snowblower,' i used to be as soon as advised: 'it is helping to maneuver the stuff around'--for too lengthy this view has ruled our box, presuming that whatever known as which means predates our instruments. A conflict of Ideologies argues for the choice: theories make the cloth major and the tactic every one idea drives comes with expenditures. If bible study is to be a part of the Human Sciences then this is often exactly the message its practitioners have to hear.
--Russell T. McCutcheon
University of Alabama
"Reed has exposed the unexamined assumption of biblical scholarship, specifically that the Bible holds the solutions to the social concerns confronting us within the twenty-first century. He does this via exposing the defective logics of a number of significant hermeneutical traditions of recent testomony scholarship that he calls 'ideologies.' This additionally serves as a super statement of an historical switch within the purposes for the long-standing funding in bible study. The Bible can now not function the theological starting place for ideological argumentation. It has now to be visible because the Christian fantasy with its personal problematical social ideology."
Claremont Graduate college, Emeritus
"By highlighting the elemental and irresolvable incompatibility among Marxist materialism and its designated view of faith, and any emancipatory initiatives rooted in religion--whether historical apocalypticism or glossy liberation theology--Reed's very important, well timed, and persuasive publication establishes the continuing or even more desirable salience of Marxist insights into and evaluations of biblical texts. a very good indictment of the too-common tendency in our box to recommend radical social transformation whereas holding the transcendent authority of privileged biblical texts."
University of Regina
"New testomony students have made use of social technology methods for greater than part a century. no longer unusually, they've got frequently performed so with a theological time table in brain. Randy Reed, during this so much efficient and astute severe research, explores with a unique emphasis on Marxist theories how such marriages among theology and social concept have created inconsistencies and contradictions."
University of Chicago
Randall W. Reed is Assistant Professor of faith at Appalachian kingdom University.
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A Clash of Ideologies: Marxism, Liberation Theology, and Apocalypticism in New Testament Studies (Princeton Theological Monograph Series Book 136) by Randall W. Reed