Thematic Guide to Biblical Literature (Hardback)Nancy M. Tischler (author)
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The Bible has had a tremendous influence on world history and culture, but it is largely unfamiliar to many students. This book relates the Bible to a wide range of literary works commonly read by students and thus helps students understand these texts as well as the cultural and historical contexts surrounding them. Included are chapters on 20 themes, such as creation, family and friends, love and marriage, the hero, war, and death and the afterlife. Each chapter discusses the biblical significance of the theme, provides scriptural quotations and citations, and explores the biblical presence of the theme in literary works often read by students. Each chapter cites works for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.
Each chapter discusses the biblical significance of the theme, provides scriptural citations and quotations, and relates the theme to frequently read literary works. Chapters suggest resources for further reading, and the volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. With the tremendous growth in courses on the Bible as literature, this book will be a welcome resource for students of literature, history, and religion.
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 762 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 23 mm
"This work is recommended as an excellent beginning for further research on particular themes such as slavery and freedom, truth, earthly paradise, government and politics, and the journey of life....Tischler's style of writing is a pleasure to read and would surely be appreciated by students." - American Reference Books Annual
"Tischler traces a few typical examples of the various biblical themes in English and American literature, and occasionally in their European counterparts. In each thematic chapter, she identifies a handful of biblical and literary works she considers, then explores how that theme has been worked out from biblical times to the present. Among the themes are animals and humans, women as heroes, war, predestination and free will, and last days." - Reference & Research Book News
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