Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible by Stephen Prickett | 9780521445436 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible

Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible

by Stephen Prickett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521445434

ISBN-13: 9780521445436

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

During the later eighteenth century the Bible underwent a shift in interpretation so radical as to make it virtually a different book from what it had been a hundred years earlier. Even as historical criticism suggested that the Bible's text was neither stable nor original, the new notion of the Bible as a cultural artifact became a paradigm of all literature. Not

Overview

During the later eighteenth century the Bible underwent a shift in interpretation so radical as to make it virtually a different book from what it had been a hundred years earlier. Even as historical criticism suggested that the Bible's text was neither stable nor original, the new notion of the Bible as a cultural artifact became a paradigm of all literature. Not merely was English, German and French Romanticism steeped in Biblical references of a new kind, but theories of literature and criticism came to be Biblically derived.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521445436
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Jacob's Blessing: 1. The stolen birthright; 2. The presence of the past; Part II. The Romantic Bible: 3. The Bible as novel; 4. The Bible and history: appropriating the Revolution; 5. The Bible as metatype: Jacob's ladder; 6. Hermeneutic and narrative: the story of self-consciousness; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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