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Words and the Word : language, poetics, and biblical interpretation

Author: Stephen Prickett
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1986.
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Prickett charts the schism, opened at the end of the eighteenth century, between biblical hermeneutics and literary criticism. This split has profound implications for both contemporary biblical translation and literary theory. The author investigates the critical commonplace that religious language is essentially poetic, and traces the development of that view in the writings of Dennis and Vico, Herder and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Prickett
ISBN: 0521322480 9780521322485 0521368383 9780521368384
OCLC Number: 13423802
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ways of reading the Bible --
'The peculiar language of heaven ... ' --
Poetry and prophecy --
The paradoxes of disconfirmation --
Metaphor and reality.
Responsibility: Stephen Prickett.
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First published in 1986, Words and the Word has had a major impact among scholars of literature and literary theory as well as among theologians and biblical critics. Stephen Prickett, the author,  Read more...

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