Text and Psyche: Experiencing Scripture Today

Text and Psyche: Experiencing Scripture Today

by Schuyler Brown
     
 

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While traditional doctrinal and historical interpretations rely heavily on rational analysis, the impact of scripture is mainly on the human heart. Examining this impact in the light of linguistic and literary theory, feminism, structuralism, Jungianism, deconstructionism, the analysis of archaic imagery and myth, the recovery of Gnostic texts, and finally an openness

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While traditional doctrinal and historical interpretations rely heavily on rational analysis, the impact of scripture is mainly on the human heart. Examining this impact in the light of linguistic and literary theory, feminism, structuralism, Jungianism, deconstructionism, the analysis of archaic imagery and myth, the recovery of Gnostic texts, and finally an openness to pluralism, whether ethnic, geographic, religious, or interpretive, Schuyler Brown explores scripture today. He explains that texts are not simply storehouses of knowledge but rather "a vineyard" (Hugh of St. Victor) to be tilled for the reader's nurture and pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826411112
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

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