The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

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  • Laura Feldt
The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha examines the astonishing array of marvels, monsters, and magic depicted in the Hebrew Bible. These stories –with the Exodus narrative at their centre – do not read as foundational stories, affirming triumphantly and unambiguously the bond between the deity, his people, and their territory. Rather, they are texts which offer ambiguity and uncertainty. As such, they encourage reflection and doubt as much as belief and meaningfulness. The fantasy narratives in Exodus, Numbers, Judges and Kings are the focus. Aiming to discover their fantastic power rather than to explain that power away, the book argues for the need to incorporate destabilization, disorientation, and ambiguity more strongly into theories of what religious narrative is and does.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelses stedLondon
ForlagEquinox Publishing
Antal sider292
ISBN (Trykt)9781845539429
StatusUdgivet - 13 apr. 2012
NavnBibleWorld

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