Contextueel Bijbellezen en de Historische Kritiek | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 72, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



In past decennia, a new approach to reading Bible texts has been developed, called ‘Contextual Biblereading’. This method has attracted worldwide attention, while the ‘Historical Critic’ – long a renowned exegetical method – has been increasingly viewed in a critical light. This article analyses the themes central to ‘Contextual Biblereading’ and assesses in what way the scientific approach of the Historical Criticism has lost influence. Then, by applying ideas of the French philosopher Michel Foucault, the paradigms that have played a role in the recent changes surrounding exegesis and interpretation of the Bible are explored.


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