The Unchained Bible Hardback

Cultural Appropriations of Biblical Texts

by Hugh S. Pyper;


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The Unchained Bible

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This is an exploration of the way the bible has been appropriated and continues to be appropriated in modern culture. This volume explores a number of instances of unexpected but influential readings of the Bible in popular culture, literature, film, music and politics. The argument in all of them is that the effects of the Bible continues to have an effect on contemporary culture in ways that may surprise and sometimes dismay both religious and secular groups. That the Bible was at one time chained in churches is true. The subversive misreading of this enchainment as a symbol of a book in captivity to the established church is hard to suppress, however. Yet, once released from these chains, the Bible proves to be a text that gets everywhere and which undergoes surprising and sometimes contradictory metamorphoses. The pious advocates of making the Bible accessible who sought to free it from the churches' chains are the very people who then decry some of the results when the Bible is free to roam.Over the last 30 years, this pioneering series has established an unrivaled reputation for cutting-edge international scholarship in Biblical Studies and has attracted leading authors and editors in the field. The series takes many original and creative approaches to its subjects, including innovative work from historical and theological perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and more recent developments in cultural studies and reception history.

The Unchained Bible by Hugh S. Pyper was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in August 2012. The ISBN for The Unchained Bible is 9780567166906.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (August 2012)
Weight459g
Number of Pages200
Thickness12 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567166906
ISBN-100567166902
Product Code4025044
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