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Bibil Identifier bibil:249042
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Reading the Bible Ethically
Title (English, ) Recovering the Voice in the Text
Author Douglass, Eric J.
Series Biblical Interpretation Series (Volume: 133)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 33483
Place 22.061
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
301 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract All interpretive systems deal with the author. Modern systems consider the text to be autonomous, so that it is disconnected from the author’s interests. In Reading the Bible Ethically, Eric Douglass reconsiders this connection. His central argument is that the author is a subject who reproduces her culture and her subjectivity in the text. As the author reproduces her subjectivity, the text functions as the author’s voice. This allows Douglass to apply ethical principles to interpretation, where that voice is treated as a subject for conversation, and not an object for manipulation. He uses this to texture the reading process, so that an initial reading takes account of the author’s communication, while a second reading critiques that communication.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Reader
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