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Insights from Performance Criticism
Perry, Peter S.

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016 pp. xii + 193. $29.00

Series Information
Reading the Bible in the 21st Century: Insights

Description: In this volume, Peter S. Perry describes what performance criticism is and shows its application to biblical studies and theology. He draws on the best thinkers and practitioners in this field as well as his own experience to show how performance criticism can open up the meaning of and appreciation for biblical texts. In addition, Perry presents challenges for the future of performance criticism and its role in biblical interpretation generally. Each volume in the new Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to today's students, each Insight volume will discuss (1) how this method, approach, or strategy was first developed and how its application has changed over time; (2) what current questions arise from its use; (3) what enduring insights it has produced; and (4) what questions remain for future scholarship.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Philip Ruge-Jones
Published 3/9/2018
Citation: Philip Ruge-Jones, review of Peter S. Perry, Insights from Performance Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2018).

Review by Jeanette Mathews
Published 3/9/2018
Citation: Jeanette Mathews, review of Peter S. Perry, Insights from Performance Criticism, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2018).

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