The Fifth Gospel
Isaiah in the History of Christianity
By (author) John F. A. Sawyer
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Fifth Gospel by John F. A. Sawyer
Book DescriptionThere is currently much interest in the history of interpretation, reader-response and the sociology of sacred texts - in what the text does as much as what it means. Isaiah, 'more evangelist than prophet' according to Jerome and others, provides an ideal case study, because of his profound influence on the language and imagery of Christianity. With illustrations from art, music, literature and the media as well as commentaries, sermons and official church pronouncements, Professor Sawyer shows how Isaiah has been used in all kinds of context, from the cult of the Virgin Mary, mediaeval passion iconography and antisemitic propaganda to Christian feminism and liberation theology. This first attempt at a comprehensive critical study of an essential part of biblical interpretation will provide a model for further research, and ensure that commentaries will never be the same again.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521565967
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John F. A. Sawyer
Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture, Paperback (July 2012)
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Isaiah, Paperback (December 1999)View all books by John F. A. Sawyer
One of the most important and cherished books in the Old Testament, Isaish contains a message of vibrant spirituality. It reveals an exalted view of God and speaks in soaring poetry of joy and hope in the kingdom.
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