The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity Paperback

Isaiah in the History of Christianity

by John F. A. Sawyer (University College of St Martin, Lancaster);


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The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity

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There is currently much interest in the history of interpretation, reader-response and the sociology of sacred texts - in what the text does as much as what it means. Isaiah, 'more evangelist than prophet' according to Jerome and others, provides an ideal case study, because of his profound influence on the language and imagery of Christianity. With illustrations from art, music, literature and the media as well as commentaries, sermons and official church pronouncements, Professor Sawyer shows how Isaiah has been used in all kinds of context, from the cult of the Virgin Mary, mediaeval passion iconography and antisemitic propaganda to Christian feminism and liberation theology. This first attempt at a comprehensive critical study of an essential part of biblical interpretation will provide a model for further research, and ensure that commentaries will never be the same again.

The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity by John F. A. Sawyer (University College of St Martin, Lancaster) was published by Cambridge University Press in March 1996 and is our 30384th best seller. The ISBN for The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity is 9780521565967.

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Page last updated 4th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (March 1996)
Weight490g
Number of Pages332
Thickness19 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780521565967
ISBN-100521565960
Product Code3129
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