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This is the first large-scale critical introduction for biblical criticism of a significant area of contemporary cultural and literary theory, namely Marxist literary criticism. The book comprises studies of major figures in the tradition, specifically Althusser, Gramsci, Eagleton, Adorno, Benjamin, Bloch, Lefebvre, Lukacs and Jameson. At the same time, through careful choice of critics, the book will function as a general introduction to Marxist literary theory as a whole in relation to biblical studies. Throughout the aim is to show how this material is relevant to biblical criticism, in terms of both particular approaches to the Bible and the use of those approaches for interpreting selected texts from Genesis, Exodus, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 1-2 Kings, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Psalms and Daniel. This is volume 87 in the Biblical Seminar Series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780826463289
ISBN-10: 0826463282
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Roland Boer

Roland Boer is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University, Australia.

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