Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible by Stephen PrickettOrigins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible by Stephen Prickett

Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the Bible

byStephen Prickett

Paperback | October 20, 2005

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During the later eighteenth century the Bible underwent a shift in interpretation so radical as to make it virtually a different book from what it had been a hundred years earlier. Even as historical criticism suggested that the Bible's text was neither stable nor original, the new notion of the Bible as a cultural artifact became a paradigm of all literature. Not merely was English, German and French Romanticism steeped in Biblical references of a new kind, but theories of literature and criticism came to be Biblically derived.
Title:Origins of Narrative: The Romantic Appropriation of the BibleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:October 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521021383

ISBN - 13:9780521021388

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Table of Contents

Part I. Jacob's Blessing: 1. The stolen birthright; 2. The presence of the past; Part II. The Romantic Bible: 3. The Bible as novel; 4. The Bible and history: appropriating the Revolution; 5. The Bible as metatype: Jacob's ladder; 6. Hermeneutic and narrative: the story of self-consciousness; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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"This is a work of remarkable erudition and subtlety, valuable in its contribution to our understanding of the individual figures and linkages it treats as well as in the way it provokes the reader to further investigation and reflection." Charles M. Wood, Modern Theology