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Mapping Myths Of Biblical Interpret : Playing the Texts, 4 -  Walsh

Mapping Myths Of Biblical Interpret

Playing the Texts, 4

By: Walsh

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9781841272054

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Walsh explores the role that myth has played in the interpretation of the Bible. He sees myth as an empowering, structuring story used either for good or ill and either consciously or unconsciously controlling our world views. Walsh looks for both the empowerment and the marginalization effected by myth as he follows the word through its myriad meanings ('Grasping Proteus'), its use in various disciplines ('Procrustean Mythographers'), its distinctive uses in biblical interpretation ('Mything the Bible'), and, finally, the mythic character of interpretation itself ('The Myth of Interpretation'). The concluding chapter, 'Behind the Mythic Curve', muses on the difficulty of knowing the myths by which we live and reflects hopefully on the possibility of play among the myriad myths in a postmodern, pluralist world.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introduction: Reconceiving Myth as a Verbp. 9
Grasping Proteusp. 13
Procrustean Mythographersp. 54
Mything the Biblep. 89
The Myth of Interpretationp. 133
Conclusion: Behind the Mythic Curve?p. 165
Bibliographyp. 175
Index of Authorsp. 190
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ISBN: 9781841272054
ISBN-10: 1841272051
Series: Playing the Texts, 4
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 16.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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