Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an As Literature and Culture

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Roberta Sterman Sabbath
BRILL, 2009 - Religion - 534 pages
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Contemporary sacred text scholarship has been stimulated by a number of intersecting trends: a surging interest in religion, sacred texts, and inspirational issues; burgeoning developments in and applications of literary theories; intensifying academic focus on diverse cultures whether for education or scholarship. Although much has been written individually about Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur an, no collection combines an examination of all three. Sacred Tropes interweaves Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur an essays. Contributors collectively and also often individually use mixed literary approaches instead of the older single theory strategy. Appropriate for classroom or research, the essays utilize a variety of literary theoretical lenses including environmental, cultural studies, gender, psychoanalytic, ideological, economic, historicism, law, and rhetorical criticisms through which to examine these sacred works.
 

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Contents

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Roberta Sabbath, Ph.D. (1994) Comparative Literature, University of California, Riverside, teaches in the English Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She focuses on Tanakh-inspired literary traditions, including her monograph-in-progress, Re-Membering the Body: Figurative Readings of the Jewish Sense of Wonder.

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