Myth and Scripture: Contemporary Perspectives on Religion, Language, and Imagination
Callender Jr., Dexter E., editor
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2014 pp. xii + 311. $36.95/$51.95
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Description: In this collection scholars suggest that using “myth” creates a framework within which to set biblical writings in both cultural and literary comparative contexts. Reading biblical accounts alongside the religious narratives of other ancient civilizations reveals what is commonplace and shared among them. The fruit of such work widens and enriches our understanding of the nature and character of biblical texts, and the results provide fresh evidence for how biblical writings became “scripture.”
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches
Review by Bernard F. Batto
Citation: Bernard F. Batto, review of Dexter E. Callender Jr., ed., Myth and Scripture: Contemporary Perspectives on Religion, Language, and Imagination, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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