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Bibil Identifier bibil:221115
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Biblical Studies 'after' Theory: Onwards Towards the Past Part Three: Theory in the First and Second Waves
Author Moore, Stephen D.
Author Sherwood, Yvonne
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 18, Issue: 3)
Undefined link Biblical Studies 'after' Theory: Onwards Towards the Past Part One: After 'after Theory', and Other Apocalyptic Conceits
Undefined link Biblical Studies 'after' Theory: Onwards Towards the Past Part Two: The Secret Vices of the Biblical God
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 191-225 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract At present, 'high theory', epitomized by poststructuralism, is in a perceived state of decline in literary studies. This three-part article explores the complex ramifications of the 'after theory' debate for biblical studies, a field that, for the most part, still seems to be in a 'before theory' phase. Our intent, however, is not to sell biblical scholars on Theory, finally, before the supply runs out. Our aim, rather, is diagnostic and analytic. We want to look at what has happened, what has failed to happen, and what might yet happen in biblical studies in relation to Theory, and reflect on what these various appropriations, adaptations and missed encounters reveal about the very different disciplinary spaces occupied by biblical studies and literary studies, and the very different disciplinary histories that have brought each of these spaces into being. Contending that Theory's most important contribution is the self-reflexive and metacritical moves it makes possible, our reflection on Theory's reception in biblical studies is intended to defamiliarise the peculiarities of our own disciplinary space. What follows is the final instalment of this three-part article.
DOI 10.1163/156851510X492454
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Reader
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 18th century
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