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The Bible and Modern Literary Criticism

The Bible and Modern Literary Criticism

A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography

by Mark Powell
Hardback
Publication Date: 28/02/1992
  $126.95
In recent years, both religious and secular scholars have applied modern literary criticism to the Bible. This reference contains an annotated bibliography of more than 1,700 titles representative of this union of biblical studies and contemporary literary theory. Its scope includes the most influential theoretical works, and a comprehensive listing of literary criticism applied to the Scriptures. The many cross-references and the detailed author, title, and subject indexes greatly enhance this book's usefulness. An introductory essay offers a critical assessment of contemporary literary theory and its application to biblical studies. The bibliography then begins with a selection of those works that established the intellectual basis of modern literary theory. The next section surveys those writings that exemplify contemporary theoretical perspectives. The work then treats critical writings that discuss the application of literary theory to the Bible. The heart of this reference is a comprehensive, annotated listing of literary and critical studies of biblical texts.
The book concludes with an examination of scholarship that seeks to evaluate the reception of modern literary criticism in the world of biblical studies. Anyone interested in the Bible as literature, or in the impact of the Bible on literature, will appreciate the value of this indispensable tool.
ISBN:
9780313275463
9780313275463
Category:
Biblical studies & exegesis
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
28-02-1992
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
488
Dimensions (mm):
240x164x31mm
Weight:
0.81kg
Mark Powell

Mark Powell has been diving since 1987 and instructing since 1994. He operates Dive-Tech a company teaching technical diving for several leading agencies at all levels up to and including Advanced Trimix. He is a contributor of Sport Diver Magazine and has a monthly Technical feature discussing different aspects of technical diving.

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