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Performing Memory in Biblical Narrative and Beyond
Brenner, Athalya and Frank H. Polak, editors

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2009 pp. x + 312. $110.00

Series Information
The Bible in the Modern World, 25

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Description: In this volume, various aspects of narrated ‘memories’ in the Bible and beyond it are examined for their literary and sociological charge within biblical literature as well as in its cultural afterlives—Jewish, Christian and ‘secular’. From inner-biblical memory shaping claims to contemporaneous retellings, the shifts of tradition to story are explored for ways, means and aims that, authorially intentional or otherwise, become influential in adapting the Bible for the postmodern scene and adapting the postmodern scene to the Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Ovidiu Creanga
Published 1/17/2011
Citation: Ovidiu Creanga, review of Athalya Brenner and Frank H. Polak, eds., Performing Memory in Biblical Narrative and Beyond, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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