The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

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Danna Nolan Fewell
Oxford University Press, 2016 - Bible - 644 pages

Comprised of contributions from scholars across the globe, The Oxford Handbook to Biblical Narrative is a state-of-the-art anthology, offering critical treatments of both the Bible's narratives and topics related to the Bible's narrative constructions. The Handbook covers the Bible's narrative literature, from Genesis to Revelation, providing concise overviews of literary-critical scholarship as well as innovative readings of individual narratives informed by a variety of methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks. The volume as a whole combines literary sensitivities with the traditional historical and sociological questions of biblical criticism and puts biblical studies into intentional conversation with other disciplines in the humanities. It reframes biblical literature in a way that highlights its aesthetic characteristics, its ethical and religious appeal, its organic qualities as communal literature, its witness to various forms of social and political negotiation, and its uncanny power to affect readers and hearers across disparate time-frames and global communities.


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Danna Nolan Fewell is the John Fletcher Hurst Professor of Hebrew Bible at Drew University. She has published numerous books on biblical narrative, including Narrative in the Hebrew Bible (Oxford University Press, 1993) and The Children of Israel: Reading the Bible for the Sake of Our Children (Abingdon, 2003), one of the first books in the discipline of biblical studies to employ a hermeneutical lens of children and childhood.

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