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Description - The Literal Sense and the Gospel of John in Late Medieval Commentary and Literature by Mark Hazard

This book considers medieval literary criticism of the Bible; it centers on the paradoxical interdependence of the literal and spiritual senses through examination of Nicholas of Lyra's literal commentary on the Gospel of John, and of the anonymous Middle English biblical adaptation, the Cursor Mundi . Inheriting a vocabulary of interpretation that split meaning into the literal and spiritual, Mark Hazard shows how biblical commentary of the late Middle Ages attempts to transform the relation between the literal and the spiritual from one of difference to continuity by adopting novel approaches to interpretation. Through a close examination of the practice of biblical criticism through its most important and famous practitioner, Nicholas of Lyra, the author demonstrates that a growing interest in the narrative structure of biblical sources, and a growing effort to read the bible as literature, effects a pivotal turn in the tradition of biblical commentary.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415941235
ISBN-10: 0415941237
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 228
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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