By Emma England,William John Lyons

How will we start to perform this kind of big task-the exam of 3 millennia of various makes use of and affects of the biblical texts? the place can the student locate info on equipment and methods acceptable to the various and sundry ways that those have happened?

Through a sequence of examples of reception historical past practitioners at paintings and in their reflections this quantity units the time table for biblical reception, because it starts off to chart the near-infinite sequence of complicated interpretive 'events' which were generated by way of the adventure of the biblical texts down throughout the centuries. The chapters examine features as varied as political and financial elements, cultural situation, the self-discipline of religious study, and the impression of scholarly preconceptions, upon reception historical past. issues lined comprise biblical figures and ideas, modern track, work, kid's Bibles, and interpreters as various as Calvin, Lenin, and Nick Cave.

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