Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Biblical Narratives

Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Biblical Narratives

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The book proposes a hermeneutical theory which uses modern approaches to literary texts for the exegesis of biblical narratives. This theory is then applied to the exegesis of Genesis 21:1-21, and involves the evaluation of the New Criticism, rhetorical criticism, structuralism and narrative analysis, reader-response criticism, the historical-critical method, as well as deconstruction. To satisfy the postulate of pluralism in interpretation, the theory draws upon a variety of ancient and modern sources such as Aristotle, T. S. Eliot, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Paul RicA“ur.Interestingly, T. S. Eliota#39;s views expounded in his critical essays throw an interesting light on these questions.68 Eliot, ... 68 I shall focus on six of Eliota#39;s essays on literary criticism, which, I believe, are a representative sample of his critical viewsanbsp;...

Title:Truth, Beauty, and Goodness in Biblical Narratives
Author: Krzysztof Piotr Sonek
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2009-05-05

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