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A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives

  • By Yvonne M. Sherwood
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This charts the mutations of a particularly buoyant sliver of Bible text - the book of Jonah - as it latches onto Christian and Jewish motifs and anxieties, passes through highbrow and lowbrow culture, and finally becomes something of a scavenger among the ruins, as, in its most resourceful move to date, it begins to live off the demise of faith. Written at a point between cultural studies, Jewish studies, literature and art, this book is concerned with those versions of the biblical that escape proper disciplinary boundaries: it shifts the focus from mainstream to backwater interpretation. It is less a navigation of interpretative history and more an interrogation of larger political/cultural issues: anti-Judaism in biblical studies; the secularization of the Bible, and the projection of the Bible as credulous ingenu, naive other to our savvy post-Enlightenment selves.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780521795616
    • Manufacturer: Cambridge
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780521795616
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2009
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Yvonne M. Sherwood
    • Page Count: 356
    • Width: 9.01 inches
    • Height: 0.79 inches
    • Length: 5.98 inches
    • Weight: 1.15 pounds
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