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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 thought and knowledgeable by way of the poetic experience of fact, William Franke bargains a severe appreciation and philosophical mirrored image on a manner of examining the Bible as theological revelation. Franke explores the various vital literary genres of the Bible—Myth, Epic heritage, 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 non secular spirits. From Genesis to Gospel this published fact of the Bible is chanced on as a common history 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 middle via 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 deals a striking improvement within the box of literature and theology. construction at the foundations laid by way of prior students in either bible study and literature, Franke examines various genres in either testaments, from delusion, 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 significant instance of what Paul Ricoeur as soon as referred to as pondering biblically, and may be a profoundly vital e-book for someone in the humanities in addition to theologians, liturgists, and biblical critics.”

David Jasper, college of Glasgow

“William Franke’s booklet demonstrates the variegated manner during which the Bible presents ‘a version for arts texts.’ not just does he rightly search to narrate the examining of the Bible to different texts within the humanities, but in addition underlines the basic value which the Bible has had in its contribution to hermeneutics. ancient contextuality, and how which texts are a way of self-reflection, were half and parcel of engagement with the Bible down the centuries and are all too simply neglected in glossy biblical scholarship.”

Christopher Rowland, college of Oxford

“This is a superb new ebook via one of many world’s so much complete students within the quarter of literature and theology. delivering a lucid and compelling account of the character of revelation, Franke reads a number of biblical texts in ways in which are concurrently notion 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 collage. He has additionally been Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Macao (2013–2016); Fulbright-University of Salzburg distinct Chair in Intercultural Theology and the research of faith; and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung study fellow. His single-authored books were released through the college presses of Chicago, Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio country, and the nation collage of latest York.

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