Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative

Hardcover | November 15, 2002

byMelanie J. Wright

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This book explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses hasstrong currency in American culture at many levels.

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This book explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses hasstrong currency in American culture at many level...

Melanie J. Wright is at Cambridge University Center for Religious and Theological Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 5.79 × 8.31 × 0.91 inPublished:November 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195152263

ISBN - 13:9780195152265

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