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A History of the Bible as Literature

A History of the Bible as Literature

Volume 2. From 1700 to the Present Day

Part of A History of the Bible as Literature

  • Date Published: November 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521333993

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  • Early-eighteenth-century literary critics thought the King James Bible had 'all the disadvantages of an old prose translation'. But from the 1760s on criticism became increasingly favourable. In the nineteenth century it welled into a chorus of praise for 'the noblest monument of English prose'. This 1993 volume, the second of a two-volume work, traces how that reversal of opinion came about and helped to shape the making and reception of modern translations such as the Revised Version and the New English Bible. At the same time the story of the development of modern literary discussion of the Bible in general is told. From the Augustan discovery of Longinus' comments on Genesis through such major figures as Robert Louth to modern critics such as Frank Kermode and Robert Alter, this story reveals a fascinating world of insights and repetitions of received opinions. It shows not only how criticism has shaped understanding of the Bible, but how the Bible has shaped literary criticism.

    • The first comprehensive critical idea of the Bible as literature
    • Will pick up on great interest in literary ideas about the Bible
    • Challenges conventional histories of the Bible
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Reviewing the first volume of David Norton's substantial history, Frank Kermode thought that 'many would look forward to reading the second part', and I doubt that he has been disappointed.' John Lennard, Theological Book Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521333993
    • length: 506 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 32 x 152 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. The early eighteenth century and the KJB
    2. Mid-century
    3. The critical rise of the KJB
    4. Romantics and the Bible
    5. Literary discussion to mid-Victorian times
    6. The Revised Version
    7. 'The Bible as Literature'
    8. The later reputation of the KJB
    9. Narrative and unity: modern preoccupations
    10. This (spiritual) treasure in earthen/earthenware/clay vessels/pots/jars
    Appendix
    Bibliography
    General index
    Biblical index.

  • Author

    David Norton

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