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The Resource Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum

Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum

Label
Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty
Title
Tragedy and biblical narrative
Title remainder
arrows of the Almighty
Statement of responsibility
J. Cheryl Exum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this study J. Cheryl Exum focuses on a neglected aspect of biblical narrative, its tragic dimension. Tragedy, she argues, poses questions about the elusive and necessary relationship of guilt, suffering, and evil that can only be resolved aesthetically, not thematically. The narratives discussed--the stories of Saul, of Jephthah, of the members of Saul's fated house, and of David--all grapple with the fact of human guilt, responsibility and accountability. They also, through their portrayal of divinity as ambiguous, ambivalent, or in some other impalpable way problematic, implicate the deity in human misfortune and suffering. Using insights about tragedy, ancient and modern, the book offers detailed, provocative, and challenging new readings of texts whose unsettling and recalcitrant features cannot be adequately accounted for, or explained away, or reduced to something else. It suggests that the extraordinary range and power of biblical narrative has its source in the Bible's uncompromising portrayal of reality as embracing dissolution and despair in addition to resolution and repair
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Exum, J. Cheryl
Dewey number
221.6/6
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.T69
LC item number
E98 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tragic, The, in the Bible
  • Narration in the Bible
Label
Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-194) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24246582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780521410731
Lccn
91028325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1455289
Label
Tragedy and biblical narrative : arrows of the Almighty, J. Cheryl Exum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-194) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24246582
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780521410731
Lccn
91028325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1455289

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