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Reading Esther

A Case for the Literary Carnivalesque

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Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
5/1/1995
ISBN:
9780664255183
Pages:
192
Trim Size
5 x 8
Product Type:
Paper

In this original interpretation of the book of Esther, Kenneth Craig offers to interpreters a new way of reading this story. According to Craig, Esther has been undervalued and misunderstood because its true genre, the literary carnivalesque, has not been considered.

The Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation series explores current trends within the discipline of biblical interpretation by dealing with the literary qualities of the Bible: the play of its language, the coherence of its final form, and the relationships between text and readers. Biblical interpreters are being challenged to take responsibility for the theological, social, and ethical implications of their readings. This series encourages original readings that breach the confines of traditional biblical criticism.

Kenneth Craig is Professor of Religious Studies at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina.


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Reading Esther
A Case for the Lit...
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Kenneth Craig
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