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Bibil Identifier bibil:219996
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Bible, Finland, and the Civil War of 1918
Title (English, ) Reception History and Effective History of Bible as Contextualized Biblical Studies
Author Huttunen, Niko
Journal Studia Theologica (Volume: 65, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 146-171 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Reception history and the effective history of the Bible give a good paradigm to see the Bible in temporally and geographically different contexts. Here, I begin by discussing methodological issues of intertextuality, reception and effect. After that, I present two examples that illustrate the contextual possibilities of this paradigm. The first one is the use of the biblical lex talionis in the Finnish civil war of 1918. The second example is the modernist poet Edith Södergran, whose apocalyptic poems interpreted the same war. I argue that reception historical and effective historical approaches make it possible for biblical scholars to participate in the social and cultural discussions in their contexts.
DOI 10.1080/0039338X.2011.628695
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Scandinavia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Contextual Interpretation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Law of Retaliation
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