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

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

Series:
The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
26 Nov 2019
ISBN:
9780300219913
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
308 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
1 b-w illus.

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 assistant 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