Description: The sixteen essays assembled in this volume, four of them co-authored, chart the successive phases of a professional life lived in the interstices of Bible and theory. Engaging such texts as the Song of Songs, 4 Maccabees, Mark, Luke-Acts, John, and Romans, and such themes as the quest for the historical Jesus, the essays simultaneously traverse postmodernism, deconstruction, New Historicism, autobiographical criticism, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, masculinity studies, queer theory, and posttheory. Individual essay introductions and periodic annotated bibliographies make the volume an advanced introduction to biblical literary criticism.
Subjects: Methods, Literary Approaches, Postmodern Literary Criticism
Review by Ginny Brewer-Boydston
Citation: Ginny Brewer-Boydston, review of Stephen D. Moore, The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).
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