Words and The Word: Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation

Words and The Word: Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation

by Stephen Prickett

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521322485
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1986
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
Introduction1
1Ways of reading the Bible
The problem of the transparent text4
2'The peculiar language of heaven ...'
The religious and the poetic37
'Primal Consciousness' and linguistic change68
3Poetry and prophecy
The language of the Great Code95
The Book of Nature123
4The paradoxes of disconfirmation
Elijah and Dante: The Word and the 'Voice'149
Convention and realism: The shaking of the foundations174
5Metaphor and reality196
Notes243
Bibliography283
Index297

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