Beauty and the Bible: Toward a Hermeneutics of Biblical Aesthetics (Society of Biblical Literature. Semeia Studies)

Jean-François Racine

those seven essays provide clean views on good looks s function in revelation. every one essay contains a hermeneutical technique proficient via the modern examine of aesthetics. masking a chain of texts within the Hebrew Bible and New testomony, from Adam and Eve within the backyard to Jesus on trial within the Fourth Gospel, the authors have interaction attractiveness from 3 overarching views: glossy philosophy, contextual feedback, and the postcritical go back to attractiveness s basic traits. the 3 views are usually not harmonized yet quite explored at the same time to create a quantity with exciting methodological tensions. As this assortment highlights good looks within the narratives of scripture, it opens readers to a mostly unexplored measurement of the Bible. The individuals are Richard J. Bautch, Jo-Ann A. Brant, Mark Brummitt, David Penchansky, Antonio Portalatín, Jean-François Racine, and Peter Spitaler.

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