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The New Historicism (Guides To Biblical Scholarship Series)

Paperback|Feb 2002
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Acknowledgments1.Introduction 2.Historicizing The New Historicism 3.On The Difference Between Historicism And The New Historicism 4.Recurring Characteristics Of New Historicist Studies 5.New HistoricismThree Illustrations 6.Conclusion: Is New Historicism Already History?AbbreviationsNotesFur Further Reading


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Acknowledgments1.Introduction 2.Historicizing The New Historicism 3.On The Difference Between Historicism And The New Historicism 4.Recurring Characteristics Of New Historicist Studies 5.New HistoricismThree Illustrations 6.Conclusion: Is New Historicism Already History?AbbreviationsNotesFur Further Reading
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New Historicism has been a highly controversial and influential movement in university literature departments for almost twenty years. Biblical studies now wrestles with this force and evaluates its potential for interpretation. With lucid and jargon-free description, this study sets forth New Historicism for the nonspecialist. Defining New Historicism as a mindset rather than a method, it traces the development, discusses recurring features, and offers illustrations of this new literary approach. Here biblical texts are plunged back into the swirling currents of historical context only to disclose their plural, contradictory, fragmentary, and heterogeneous character. This includes the histories associated, represented, and embedded in those texts. In the process, the carefully guarded distinctions between text and context, history and literature, past and present, fade. In exchange for the loss of these tidy categories, New Historicism promises sufficient compensation-namely, a poten
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"The New Historicism" tackles the implications of historicism for biblical studies. The author navigates through the maze of new methods for biblical studies to develop a position that accommodates new, postmodern approaches without vitiating the quest for historical knowledge.
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Gina Hens-piazza

Gina Hens-Piazza is at Jesuit School of Theology, Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.

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