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Psychology in the Review of Biblical Literature

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A recent search on “psychology” as a topic for the SBL site Review of Biblical Literature turned up 25 titles:

A Violent God-Image: An Introduction to the Work of Eugen Drewermann
Beier, Matthias
New York: Continuum, 2004
Reviews: 1 Review by Wayne Rollins, published 4/16/2005
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Theological Approaches, Other Methods

Cain’s Lament: A Christian Moral Psychology
Hughes, Richard A.
New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2001
Reviews: 1 Review by D Andrew Kille, published 5/24/2003
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Theological Approaches

Die Freude im Lukasevangelium: Ein Beitrag zur psychologischen Exegese
Inselmann, Anke
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012
Reviews: 1 Review by Douglas A. Hume, published 5/8/2013
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Forum für Sprachlose: Eine kommunkationspsychologische und epistolär-rhetorische Untersuchung des Galerbriefes.
Mitternacht, Dieter
Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell International, 1999
Reviews: 1 Review by Jens Schröter, published 2/12/2002
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Galatians, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Rhetorical Criticism, Social Scientific Approaches, Sociology, Psychology

Jesus at Thirty: A Psychological and Historical Portrait
Miller, John W.
Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1997
Reviews: 1 Review by W. R. Telford, published 11/30/1998
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Knowing Kings: Knowledge, Power, and Narcissism in the Hebrew Bible
Lasine, Stuart
Atlanta, Ga.: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001
Reviews: 1 Review by Robert L. Cohn, published 10/14/2002
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Historical Books, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics, PostModern Literary Criticism, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Lament, Death, and Destiny
Hughes, Richard A.
New York: Lang, 2004
Reviews: 2 Reviews by
Pierre-Yves Brandt, published 6/4/2005
Linda Schearing, published 6/4/2005
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, History of Interpretation

Miracles: God, Science, and Psychology in the Paranormal: Volume 1: Religious and Spiritual Events
Ellens, J. Harold, editor
Westport, Ct.: Praeger, 2008
Reviews: 1 Review by Susanne Heine, published 6/6/2009
Subjects: Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Paul: The Man and the Myth
Roetzel, Calvin J.
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1998
Reviews: 1 Review by Peter Richardson
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Paul’s Paradigmatic ‘I’: Personal Example as Literary Strategy
Dodd, Brian
Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999
Reviews: 2 Reviews by
V. George Shillington, published 7/13/2000
Wendell Willis, published 7/13/2000
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

Portraits of Paul: An Archaeology of Ancient Personality
Malina, Bruce J. and Jerome H. Neyrey
Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996
Reviews: 1 Review by John H. Elliott, published 4/15/1998
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Psychological Biblical Criticism
Kille, D. Andrew
Tucker, Gene M., editor
Minneapolis: Augsberg Fortress Press, 2001
Reviews: 1 Review by Carleen R Mandolfo, published 3/28/2002
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Psychological Insight into the Bible: Texts and Readings
Rollins, Wayne G. and D. Andrew Kille, editors
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007
Reviews: 1 Review by E. H. Scheffler, published 7/19/2008
Subjects: Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Psychologische Erklarung der paulinischen Damaskusvision?: Ein Beitrag zum interdisziplinären Gespräch zwischen Exegese und Psychologie seit dem 18. Jahrhundert
Reichardt, Michael
Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1999
Reviews: 1 Review by Christoph Stenschke, published 3/14/2002
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Acts, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Psychology and the Bible: A New Way to Read the Scriptures (4 vols.)
Ellens, J. Harold and Wayne G. Rollins, editors
Westport, Ct.: Praeger, 2004
Reviews: 1 Review by Ron Clark, published 11/7/2009
Subjects: Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok: Psykologi och Exegetik
Uppsala: Uppsala Exegetiska Sällskap, 2007
Reviews: 1 Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, published 8/16/2008
Subjects: Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life
Strawn, Brent A., editor
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
Reviews: 1 Review by Wayne G. Rollins, published 4/29/2013
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

The Cultic Origins of Christianity: The Dynamics of Religious Development
Meissner, W. W.
Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2000
Reviews: 1 Review by Willard M Swartley, published 7/2/2001
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

The Enemy is Within: A Jungian Psychoanalytic Approach to the Book of Judith
Efthimiadis-Keith, Helen
Leiden: Brill, 2005
Reviews: 1 Review by D. Kille, published 12/17/2005
Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, Judith, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

The First Father Abraham: The Psychology and Culture of a Spiritual Revolutionary
Abramovitch, Henry Hanoch
Seattle: Libertary, 2010
Reviews: 1 Review by D. Andrew Kille, published 6/7/2011
Subjects: Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

The Passions of the Matriarchs
Tuchman, Shera Aranoff and Sandra E Rapoport
Jersey City, N.J.: Ktav, 2004
Reviews: 1 Review by Amelia Devin Freedman, published 4/28/2007
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Literature, Methods, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

The Religion of the Earliest Churches: Creating a Symbolic World
Theissen, Gerd
Bowden, John, translator
Minneapolis: Fortress, 1999
Reviews: 1 Review by Allen Kerkeslager, published 2/12/2001
Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins, Social Scientific Approaches, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology

To Teach in Ancient Israel: A Cognitive Linguistic Study of a Biblical Hebrew Lexical Set
Widder, Wendy L.
Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter, 2014
Reviews: There are no reviews of this title.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Pentateuch, Prophetic Literature, Jeremiah, Wisdom Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Ezekiel
There is 1 copy of this book available for review.

Who Did Jesus Think He Was?
O Neill, J. C.
Leiden: Brill, 1995
Reviews: 1 Review by P. M. Casey
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology

Word and Soul: A Psychological, Literary, and Cultural Reading of the Fourth Gospel
Newheart, Michael Willett
Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001
Reviews: 2 Reviews by
Dorothy Jonaitis, published 11/11/2002
Charles W. Christian, published 4/5/2003
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, Social Scientific Approaches, Psychology, Ideological Critique, African-American Approaches, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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