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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

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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: 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
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
A - Humanities, general
B - Old Testament
A - World Religions
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr K P Sonek
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 04:54
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014 04:54
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1601

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