Martin Buss

Professor Emeritus

Mailstop: 1535/002/1AA

Office: Woodruff Library 458

Phone: 404-727-7596

Fax: 404-727-7597

Email: relmjb@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Religion

Emory University
537 Kilgo Cir., Callaway S214

Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Biography

Martin Buss, Professor Emeritus. Professor Buss received his B.A. from Bloomfield College, B.D. and Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Yale. His specialty is Hebrew Bible, with particular interest in integrating that topic thoroughly with other fields, so that biblical scholarship both learns from and contributes to the others. He has presented a theory of prophecy in The Prophetic Word of Hosea (1969) and has chaired task forces on form-critical method and on law within the Society of Biblical Literature. Interpretation theory and law constitute his current primary emphases.

Click on the title below to download a pdf copy of this essay:

The Impact of Faith on Relational Thought by Martin J. Buss [Printed in:Consensus 31, no. 2 (2006): 75-85. Reprinted here with permission.]

The following books deal with the development of form criticism:

Biblical Form

Biblical Form
Criticism
in its Context

The Concept of Form in the Twentieth Century

The Concept of
Form in the
Twentieth Century

The Changing Shape of Form Criticism: A Relational Approach

The Changing Shape
of Form Criticism:
A Relational Approach
(edited by Nickie M. Stipe)

cover of Toward Understanding

Toward Understanding
the Hebrew Canon