A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives Paperback

The Survival of Jonah in Western Culture

by Yvonne Sherwood (University of Glasgow);

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A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives

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This book charts the mutations of a particularly buoyant sliver of Bible text - the book of Jonah - as it latches onto Christian and Jewish motifs and anxieties, passes through highbrow and lowbrow culture, and finally becomes something of a scavenger among the ruins, as, in its most resourceful move to date, it begins to live off the demise of faith. Written at a point between Cultural Studies, Jewish Studies, Literature and Art, this book is concerned with those versions of the biblical that escape proper disciplinary boundaries: it shifts the focus from 'Mainstream' to 'Backwater' interpretation. It is less a navigation of interpretative history and more an interrogation of larger political/cultural issues: anti-Judaism in Biblical Studies, the secularisation of the Bible, and the projection of the Bible as credulous ingenu, naive Other to our savvy post-Enlightenment selves.

A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives by Yvonne Sherwood (University of Glasgow) was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2001 and is our 27130th best seller. The ISBN for A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives is 9780521795616.

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Details for A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (January 2001)
Number of Pages356
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code10770
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