The Postmodern Bible Reader

by David Jobling

The Postmodern Bible Reader Synopsis

A range of powerful contemporary engagements with the Bible by literary critics, philosophers, writers and activists is brought together for the first time in this Reader.

The Postmodern Bible Reader Press Reviews

a Some six years after the publication of The Postmodern Bible, this reader offers a complex and challenging companion volume to the earlier work. Drawn from the work of critics, both well--known and less familiar, it offers a contextualisation of the Bible in the contemporary in essays which read against, through and with biblical texts themselves. A superb Introduction challenges the reader through the work of seven key writers from Lyotard to Zizek, expanding the terms of the debate culturally and intellectually, reminding us that a the postmoderna is not static, but dynamic and shifting. It will provide an invaluable resource for teachers and students. Its tone is often polemical, rhetorical and always stimulating. It brings postmodernism alive again, and therefore also the Bible. For we cannot now read the Bible outside the claims of postmodernity. The book deserves a wide readership, especially, one hopes, among biblical scholars and their students.a David Jasper, University of Glasgow ...this volume is certain to become an indispensable resource for biblical scholars, theologians, seminarians, and graduate students. Teaching Theology & Religion

Book Information

ISBN: 9780631219620
Publication date: 13th August 2001
Author: David Jobling
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Categories: Biblical studies & exegesis, Christian theology, Cultural studies,

About David Jobling

David Jobling teaches at St Andrewa s College, Canada, and is General Editor of Semeia. He is author of The Sense of Biblical Narrative and I Samuel. Tina Pippin is Associate Professor of Religion at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She is the author of Apocalyptic Bodies: The Biblical End of the World in Text and Image (1999). David Jobling teaches at St Andrewa s College, Saskatoon, Canada, and is General Editor of Semeia. He is author of The Sense of Biblical Narrative and I Samuel. Tina Pippin is Associate Professor of Religion at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. ...

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