Berit Olam

Berit Olam

Details

Author(s)
David Jobling
Format
Hardback | 344 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 32.26mm | 680g
Publication date
01 Oct 1998
Publisher
Michael Glazier Inc
Publication City/Country
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0814650473
ISBN13
9780814650479
Bestsellers rank
747,215

Description

While drawing on the resources of the new biblical "narratology, " this reading of 1 Samuel diverges from the mainstream in fundamental ways. It pretends to no ideological neutrality, but espouses a "critical narratology" informed by such cultural practices as feminism and psychoanalysis. It follows a structuralist tradition which finds meaning more in the text's large-scale mythic patterns than in close reading of particular passages. It seeks methods specific to 1 Samuel rather than ones applicable to biblical narrative in general. Organizing the text through the three interlocking thematic fields of class, race, and gender, the author asks how such a canonical book may function in a modern context where these themes continue to be of crucial importance.


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