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By William Franke

With the instruments of far-reaching revolutions in literary conception and expert by way of the poetic feel of fact, William Franke bargains a serious appreciation and philosophical mirrored image on a fashion of studying the Bible as theological revelation. Franke explores the various relevant literary genres of the Bible—Myth, Epic background, Prophecy, Apocalyptic, Writings, and Gospel—as construction upon each other in composing a compactly unified edifice of writing that discloses prophetic and apocalyptic fact in a feeling that's intelligible to the secular brain in addition to to non secular spirits. From Genesis to Gospel this published fact of the Bible is came upon as a common background of humankind. Poetic literature turns into the sunshine of revelation for a theology that's discerned as already inherent in humanity’s culture. The divine speaks on to the human center via infinitely open poetic powers of expression in phrases exceeding and published from the keep an eye on of finite, human colleges and the authority of human associations.  

“Well recognized for his exotic paintings on mysticism and the apophatic, during this new monograph William Franke bargains a impressive improvement within the box of literature and theology. development at the foundations laid via prior students in either religious study and literature, Franke examines varied genres in either testaments, from delusion, epic, the prophetic, the apocalyptic, and the gospel, to supply a biblical theology that's inherent in the textual content instead of imposed externally upon it. it's a remarkable instance of what Paul Ricoeur as soon as referred to as considering biblically, and may be a profoundly very important e-book for a person in the humanities in addition to theologians, liturgists, and biblical critics.”

David Jasper, college of Glasgow

“William Franke’s e-book demonstrates the variegated method within which the Bible presents ‘a version for arts texts.’ not just does he rightly search to narrate the analyzing of the Bible to different texts within the humanities, but additionally underlines the elemental value which the Bible has had in its contribution to hermeneutics. old contextuality, and how which texts are a way of self-reflection, were half and parcel of engagement with the Bible down the centuries and are all too simply neglected in smooth biblical scholarship.”

Christopher Rowland, college of Oxford

“This is a superb new booklet by way of one of many world’s so much entire students within the zone of literature and theology. supplying a lucid and compelling account of the character of revelation, Franke reads a number of biblical texts in ways in which are concurrently idea frightening, illuminating, readable, and constructive. A Theology of Literature is a superb fulfillment, and definitely worthy reading.”

—Mark Knight, Lancaster University

William Franke is a thinker of the arts and a professor of comparative literature at Vanderbilt college. He has additionally been Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Macao (2013–2016); Fulbright-University of Salzburg exclusive Chair in Intercultural Theology and the research of faith; and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung examine fellow. His single-authored books were released via the collage presses of Chicago, Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio kingdom, and the kingdom college of latest York.

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