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The Art of Visual Exegesis: Rhetoric, Texts, Images
Robbins, Vernon K., Walter S. Melion and Roy R. Jeal, editors

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017 pp. xix + 511. $69.95

Series Information
Emory Studies in Early Christianity, 19

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Description: With a special focus on biblical texts and images, this book nurtures new developments in biblical studies and art history during the last two or three decades. Analysis and interpretation of specific works of art introduce guidelines for students and teachers who are interested in the relation of verbal presentation to visual production. The essays provide models for research in the humanities that move beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries erected in previous centuries. In particular, the volume merges recent developments in rhetorical interpretation and cognitive studies with art historical visual exegesis. Readers will master the tools necessary for integrating multiple approaches both to biblical and artistic interpretation.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches

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Review by Davina C. Lopez
Published 2/15/2018
Citation: Davina C. Lopez, review of Vernon K. Robbins, Walter S. Melion, and Roy R. Jeal, eds., The Art of Visual Exegesis: Rhetoric, Texts, Images, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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