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Literary theory and the New Testament

Author: Michal Beth Dinkler
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive case for a fresh literary approach to the New Testament. For at least a half century, scholars have been adopting a literary approach to the New Testament inspired by certain branches of literary criticism and theory. In this important and illuminating book, Michal Beth Dinkler uses contemporary literary theory to enhance our understanding and interpretation of the New Testament texts. Her  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michal Beth Dinkler
ISBN: 9780300219913 0300219911
OCLC Number: 1180914697
Description: viii, 286 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Biblical studies and literary studies: finding common ground in critical chaos --
What makes the stone stony: the formalist literary paradigm --
Searching for signs in the stars: the structuralist literary paradigm --
Literary theory's Copernican revolution: poststructuralist approaches and beyond --
The quest for the literary Jesus: reading the character of Jesus at the intersection of new formalism and new historicism --
The Corinthian corpus and Epistolary embodiment: reading Paul's Epistles with affect theorists and ecocritics --
Literary theory and the New Testament: concluding travel
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library
Responsibility: Michal Beth Dinkler

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A comprehensive case for a fresh literary approach to the New Testament. For at least a half century, scholars have been adopting a literary approach to the New Testament inspired by certain branches of literary criticism and theory. In this important and illuminating book, Michal Beth Dinkler uses contemporary literary theory to enhance our understanding and interpretation of the New Testament texts. Her indispensable work asserts the need for a nuanced literary approach to fuel fresh thinking about New Testament texts as both ancient and literary

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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles, 2020"This is an erudite and sophisticated account of how literary theory has informed and influenced New Testament studies. Anyone interested in New Testament Read more...

 
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