The Bible and Literature: A Reader   -     Edited By: David Jasper, Stephen Prickett
    By: Edited by David Jasper & Stephen Prickett
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The Bible and Literature: A Reader

Wiley-Blackwell / 1999 / Paperback

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This book is designed primarily for students of English, providing a collection of some of the most important passages from the Hebrew and Christian Bibles with introductions and commentaries, as well as selections of texts from literature which use and incorporate these passages in different ways. It explores how closely the Bible is linked with some of the great imaginative literature in English, beginning with the creation stories in Genesis and moving through to the visions of the End in Revelation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 1.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0631208577
ISBN-13: 9780631208570
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Publisher's Description

There is no book more important for our culture than the Bible, and it is fundamental to the study of English literature and language.

Author Bio

David Jasper is Professor in Theology at Glasgow University, Director of the Centre for the Study of Literature and Theology at Glasgow, and general editor of Literature and Theology and International Journal of Theory, Criticism and Culture. He has published widely in the fields of theology and literature.

Stephen Prickett is Regius Professor of English Literature at Glasgow University. Co-editor of the World's Classics Bible, his books include Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literature (1991), Words and 'The Word': Language, poetics and biblical interpretation (1986), Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible (1996). He is a member of the editorial board of Literature and Theology.

Editorial Reviews

"The three introductory essays they provide are approachable, authoritative and full of meat. The selections from scripture are annotated freshly and stirringly; the commentaries which introduce the literary extracts are models of compression, expanding at a later stage in the mind of the reader, as good teaching should" Julian Thompson, Tutor in English, RPC Oxford <!--end-->

"Each biblical passage is carefully introduced, and there is a bibliography for each section. An excellent book!" International Review of Biblical Studies

"A welcome addition to our resources at a time when there is an increasing emphasis on literary reading and narrative theology." Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

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