"Literary Theory and the New Testament" by Michal Beth Dinkler

Literary Theory and the New Testament Michal Beth Dinkler, John Collins

The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Publication date:
26 Nov 2019
Yale University Press
296 pages: 235 x 156mm
1 b-w illus.

A comprehensive case for a fresh literary approach to the New Testament

For at least a half century, scholars have been adopting a literary approach to the New Testament inspired by certain branches of literary criticism and theory. In this important and illuminating book, Michal Beth Dinkler uses contemporary literary theory to enhance our understanding and interpretation of the New Testament texts. Her indispensable work asserts the need for a nuanced literary approach to fuel fresh thinking about New Testament texts as both ancient and literary.

Michal Beth Dinkler is associate professor of New Testament at Yale Divinity School. Her previous book is Silent Statements: Narrative Representations of Speech and Silence in the Gospel of Luke.

“This is an erudite and sophisticated account of how literary theory has informed and influenced New Testament studies. Anyone interested in New Testament studies should read this informative, thoughtful, and well-written book.”—Tat-siong Benny Liew, College of the Holy Cross

“Michal Beth Dinkler proves a reliable guide through the dense fog of literary theory to show New Testament scholars where we have been, where we currently are, and future routes to navigate. A must read!”—Mikeal C. Parsons, Baylor University