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Structuralist Interpretations of Biblical Myth - Edmund Leach

Structuralist Interpretations of Biblical Myth

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Published: 21st November 1983
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Through the application of anthropological techniques for analysing myth the essays in this 1983 volume offer interesting and thought-provoking structuralist insights for a variety of particular cases in the Scriptures. They also give some account of past interactions between anthropologists and Christian theologians, and enter the debate on the historicity of Biblical events. Edmund Leach has been interested for many years in the implications of a structuralist mode of myth analysis for the explanation of scriptural texts and problems. His essays in this book continue the line of enquiry he first developed in Genesis as Myth (1969) and he pursues his arguments here with characteristic colour and brilliance of exposition. With the two pieces by Dr Alan Aycock on related themes, this volume makes a fascinating and controversial contribution to the study and interpretation of the Bible.

Introduction
Anthropological approaches to the study of the Bible during the twentieth century
Why did Moses have a sister? (The Royal Anthropological Institute Presidential Address for 1972)
Melchisedech and the emperor: icons of subversion and orthodoxy
Against genres: are parables lights set in candlesticks or put under a bushel?
The fate of Lot's wife: structural mediation in Biblical mythology
The mark of Cain
Author index
Index of biblical references
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ISBN: 9780521274920
ISBN-10: 0521274923
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 21st November 1983
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.24