In Midrash and Theory, David Stern presents an approach to midrashic literature through the prism of contemporary theory.
BooknewsAddresses issues surrounding reading midrash, the literature of classic Jewish Scriptural interpretation, and the challenges the act of reading involves, and describes the encounter of midrash scholarship with contemporary literary studies approaches such as structuralism, semiotics, deconstruction, and cultural studies. Deals with the contemporary significance of midrash in chapters on midrash and hermeneutics, forms of midrash, and midrash and theology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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