Jeremiah An Introduction and Study Guide (T&t Clark Study Guides Series)
:This guide provides a concise introduction to the ways the book of Jeremiah has been interpreted by scholars, and to new possibilities of interpretation still open to readers. Outlining approaches the reader encountering the book may best adopt, Mary E....
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:This guide provides a concise introduction to the ways the book of Jeremiah has been interpreted by scholars, and to new possibilities of interpretation still open to readers. Outlining approaches the reader encountering the book may best adopt, Mary E. Mills moves into the reception of the prophetic book in the modern period. The role of historical criticism has been fundamental but she shows how it should be supplemented by recent explorations into the rhetorical structures and devices by which the book communicates its messages. Historically oriented scholars drew upon the book as a record of the words and career of a prophet in monarchical Judah. Literary investigation, on the other hand, focuses on the mood and tone of the literary work. Both interpretative strands acknowledge the persistence of a mood of terror and fragmentation within Jeremiah, the result of its origins in a period of great political upheaval. Examination of the poetic devices a society uses to process its social and cultural trauma leads the reader to a deeper appreciation of the variety of sources and genres found in Jeremiah. This study guide provides reading tools which readers can then develop at their own pace.
Mary E. Mills is currently engaged in research and teaching in religious studies at Liverpool Hope University, UK.
- :preface1.introduction2.reading The Book Of Jeremiah3.historical Criticism And The Study Of Jeremiah4.the Continuing Role Of Historical-critical Enquiry5.the Move To Rhetorical Criticism6.terror, Pain And Chaos: Rhetorical Focus On Jeremiah7.bodies, Space And Excess As Conceptual Tools For Reading Jeremiah8. Jeremiah: Theology, Story, Historyindex