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By William Franke

ISBN-10: 1532611021

ISBN-13: 9781532611025

ISBN-10: 1532611765

ISBN-13: 9781532611766

With the instruments of far-reaching revolutions in literary idea and expert through the poetic feel of fact, William Franke deals a severe appreciation and philosophical mirrored image on a fashion of analyzing the Bible as theological revelation. Franke explores a number of the imperative literary genres of the Bible—Myth, Epic background, Prophecy, Apocalyptic, Writings, and Gospel—as construction upon each other in composing a compactly unified edifice of writing that discloses prophetic and apocalyptic fact in a feeling that's intelligible to the secular brain in addition to to spiritual spirits. From Genesis to Gospel this published fact of the Bible is came across as a common historical past of humankind. Poetic literature turns into the sunshine of revelation for a theology that's discerned as already inherent in humanity’s culture. The divine speaks on to the human center by way of infinitely open poetic powers of expression in phrases exceeding and published from the keep an eye on of finite, human schools and the authority of human associations.  

“Well identified for his unusual paintings on mysticism and the apophatic, during this new monograph William Franke bargains a outstanding improvement within the box of literature and theology. construction at the foundations laid through past students in either religious study and literature, Franke examines various genres in either testaments, from fable, epic, the prophetic, the apocalyptic, and the gospel, to provide a biblical theology that's inherent in the textual content instead of imposed externally upon it. it's a amazing instance of what Paul Ricoeur as soon as known as considering biblically, and may be a profoundly very important ebook for somebody in the humanities in addition to theologians, liturgists, and biblical critics.”

David Jasper, collage of Glasgow

“William Franke’s ebook demonstrates the variegated means within which the Bible offers ‘a version for arts texts.’ not just does he rightly search to narrate the studying of the Bible to different texts within the humanities, but in addition underlines the basic significance which the Bible has had in its contribution to hermeneutics. historic contextuality, and how which texts are a method of self-reflection, were half and parcel of engagement with the Bible down the centuries and are all too simply missed in glossy biblical scholarship.”

Christopher Rowland, collage of Oxford

“This is an excellent new publication by means of one of many world’s such a lot complete students within the sector of literature and theology. supplying a lucid and compelling account of the character of revelation, Franke reads quite a number biblical texts in ways in which are at the same time concept frightening, illuminating, readable, and constructive. A Theology of Literature is an excellent fulfillment, and definitely worthy reading.”

—Mark Knight, Lancaster University

William Franke is a thinker of the arts and a professor of comparative literature at Vanderbilt college. He has additionally been Professor of Philosophy on the college of Macao (2013–2016); Fulbright-University of Salzburg unique Chair in Intercultural Theology and the learn of faith; and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung examine fellow. His single-authored books were released by means of the college presses of Chicago, Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio kingdom, and the kingdom collage of latest York.

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