Logo

Research Repository

University Crest

Truth, beauty, and goodness in biblical narratives: a hermeneutical study of Genesis 21:1–21

Sonek, K P (2009) Truth, beauty, and goodness in biblical narratives: a hermeneutical study of Genesis 21:1–21. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin / New York. 290pp. ISBN 978 3 11 020974 7

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (2060Kb) | Request a copy

    Abstract

    This book proposes a hermeneutical theory which uses modern approaches to literary texts for the exegesis of biblical narratives. The theory is then applied to the exegesis of Genesis 21:1–21, and involves the evaluation of the New Criticism, rhetorical criticism, structuralism and narrative analysis, reader-response criticism, the historical-critical method, as well as deconstruction. To satisfy the postulate of pluralism in interpretation, the theory draws upon a variety of ancient and modern sources such as Aristotle, T. S. Eliot, Hans Urs von Balthasar, and Paul Ricoeur.

    Item Type: Books / Monographs
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): bible, interpretation, hermeneutics, theology
    Fields of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220404 Jewish Studies
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
    A - Humanities, general
    B - Old Testament
    A - World Religions
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Dr K P Sonek
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 14:54
    Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014 14:54
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1601

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...