In The Beginning Were Stories Not Texts

Author: C. S. Song
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227680235
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In The Beginning Were Stories Not Texts from the Author: C. S. Song. Given the deep rootedness of the Christian faith in storytelling, this book seeks to address the fact that Christian theology has too often taken the form of concepts, ideas, and systems. This book is an attempt to speak of Christian faith and theology in

In The Beginning There Were Stories

Author: William J. Bausch
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781585953615
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In The Beginning There Were Stories from the Author: William J. Bausch. Can be used both as an introduction to reading Scripture or as a tool to help readers understand Scripture from a new perspective. In conversational style, bestselling author Father Bill Bausch discusses revelation, truth wrapped in story, the difference between print and oral stories, and the chasm between biblical and contemporary culture.

Text Image And Otherness In Children S Bibles

Author: Caroline Vander Stichele
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589836626
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Text Image And Otherness In Children S Bibles from the Author: Caroline Vander Stichele. Children’s Bibles are often the first encounter people have with the Bible, shaping their perceptions of its stories and characters at an early age. The material under discussion in this book not only includes traditional children’s Bibles but also more recent phenomena such as manga Bibles and animated films for children. The book highlights the complex and even tense relationship between text and image in these Bibles, which is discussed from different angles in the essays. Their shared focus is on the representation of “others”—foreigners, enemies, women, even children themselves—in predominantly Hebrew Bible stories. The contributors are Tim Beal, Ruth B. Bottigheimer, Melody Briggs, Rubén R. Dupertuis, Emma England, J. Cheryl Exum, Danna Nolan Fewell, David M. Gunn, Laurel Koepf, Archie Chi Chung Lee, Jeremy Punt, Hugh S. Pyper, Cynthia M. Rogers, Mark Roncace, Susanne Scholz, Jaqueline S. du Toit, and Caroline Vander Stichele.


Author: Gulru Necipogulu
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004116696
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Muqarnas from the Author: Gulru Necipogulu.

The Cambridge Companion To Medieval French Literature

Author: Simon Gaunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139827874
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The Cambridge Companion To Medieval French Literature from the Author: Simon Gaunt. Medieval French literature encompasses 450 years of literary output in Old and Middle French, mostly produced in Northern France and England. These texts, including courtly lyrics, prose and verse romances, dits amoureux and plays, proved hugely influential for other European literary traditions in the medieval period and beyond. This Companion offers a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to literature composed in medieval French from its beginnings in the ninth century until the Renaissance. The essays are grounded in detailed analysis of canonical texts and authors such as the Chanson de Roland, the Roman de la Rose, Villon's Testament, Chrétien de Troyes, Machaut, Christine de Pisan and the Tristan romances. Featuring a chronology and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal companion for students and scholars in other fields wishing to discover the riches of the French medieval tradition.

1 Samuel

Author: Antony F. Campbell
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802860798
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1 Samuel from the Author: Antony F. Campbell. 1 Samuel is Volume VII of The Forms of the Old Testament Literature, a series that aims to present a form-critical analysis of every book and each unit in the Hebrew Bible. Fundamentally exegetical, the FOTL volumes examine the "structure, genre, setting," and "intention" of the biblical literature in question. They also study the history behind the form-critical discussion of the material, attempt to bring consistency to the terminology for the genres and formulas of the biblical literature, and expose the exegetical process so as to enable students and pastors to engage in their own analysis and interpretation of the Old Testament texts. Antony Campbell's valuable form-critical analysis of 1 Samuel highlights both the literary development of the text itself and its meanings for its audience. A skilled student of the Hebrew scriptures and their ancient context, Campbell shows modern readers the process of editing and reworking that shaped 1 Samuel's final form. As Campbell's study reveals, the tensions and contradictions that exist in the present text reflect a massive change in the way of life of ancient Israel. Samuel, the first prophet, here emerges to preside over the rise of Saul, Israel's first king, to be the agent of Saul's rejection, and to anoint David as Israel's next king and the first established head of a royal dynasty. The book of 1 Samuel captures the work of God within this interplay of sociopolitical forces, and Campbell fruitfully explores the text both as a repository of traditions of great significance for Israel and as a paradigm of Israel's use of narrative for theological expression.

Misunderstood Stories

Author: Robert Gnuse
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625640072
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Misunderstood Stories from the Author: Robert Gnuse. Narratives in Genesis 1-11 have been misunderstood in many ways, but they especially have been used to oppress women and African Americans and to present a God of wrath and judgment. This commentary seeks to explain the real message behind those narratives, which is one that speaks of human dignity and equality, that affirms monotheism, that criticizes kings and tyrants, that declares our oneness with the animal realm and nature, and that proclaims a powerful message of divine grace with a deity personally involved in the human world. Humor may also be found in some of these stories. These biblical passages can be best explicated by close reading as well as by knowledge of comparable stories from the ancient Near East and from the classical world, and finally by knowledge of the concomitant social and political values connected with those other myths and narratives.