DescriptionA range of powerful contemporary engagements with the Bible by literary critics, philosophers, writers and activists is brought together for the first time in this Reader.
Introduction: A Short Course in Postmodernism for Bible Readers.
Epigraph: "Green Grass, Running Water" by Thomas King.
Part I: Rereading the Bible:.
1. The Structural Analysis of Narrative: Apropos of Acts 10-11: Roland Barthes.
2. On the Possibility of Generating Aesthetic Messages in an Edenic Language: Umberto Eco.
3. Reading the Bible: Julia Kristeva.
4. Introduction to the Names-of-the-Father Seminar: Jacques Lacan.
5. Dreaming in 1990: HÚlÞne Cixous.
6. Parable and Performative in the Gospels and in Modern Literature: J. Hillis Miller.
7. Body Politic: Mieke Bal.
Part II: The Politics of Reading:.
8. J. L. Austin and the Book of Jonah: Terry Eagleton.
9. The Song of Mark (Luke 1:46-55): Ernesto Cardenal.
10. A Native American Perspective: Canaanites, Cowboys, and Indians: Robert Allen Warrior.
11. Slave Ideology and Biblical Interpretation: Katie Geneva Cannon.
12. Ecce Homo, Ain't (Ar'n't) I a Woman, and Inappropriate/d Others: The Human in a Post-Humanist Landscape: Donna Haraway.
13. A Pedagogy for Post-Colonial Feminists: Zakia Pathak.
14. From The Book of Sodom: Paul Hallam.
Part III: The conscience of the Bible:.
15. Meals Among Brothers: Theory of the Joker: Michel Serres.
16. The Interior Structure of Made Objects: Elaine Scarry.
17. From Ethics and Community: Enrique Dussel.
18. On the Jewish Reading of Scriptures: Emmanuel Levinas.
19. Whom to Give to (Knowing Not to Know): Jacques Derrida.
20. "Draupadi" by Mahasweta Devi: Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.
"...this volume is certain to become an indispensable resource for biblical scholars, theologians, seminarians, and graduate students." Teaching Theology & Religion
- The first anthology of critical and literary theorists' readings of the Bible.
- Engages students with the different ways of making the Bible part of the 'postmodern' world.
- Represents a body of work which introduces new complexities, controversies and insights into biblical studies.
- Complements the successful A Postmodern Bible published in 1995.