By William Franke
“Well identified for his distinctive paintings on mysticism and the apophatic, during this new monograph William Franke deals a awesome improvement within the box of literature and theology. development at the foundations laid via past students in either religious study and literature, Franke examines assorted genres in either testaments, from delusion, epic, the prophetic, the apocalyptic, and the gospel, to supply a biblical theology that's inherent in the textual content instead of imposed externally upon it. it's a excellent instance of what Paul Ricoeur as soon as referred to as pondering biblically, and may be a profoundly very important publication for an individual in the humanities in addition to theologians, liturgists, and biblical critics.”
—David Jasper, collage of Glasgow
“William Franke’s publication demonstrates the variegated manner during which the Bible offers ‘a version for arts texts.’ not just does he rightly search to narrate the examining of the Bible to different texts within the humanities, but in addition underlines the basic value which the Bible has had in its contribution to hermeneutics. ancient contextuality, and how which texts are a method of self-reflection, were half and parcel of engagement with the Bible down the centuries and are all too simply overlooked in sleek biblical scholarship.”
—Christopher Rowland, collage of Oxford
“This is an excellent new booklet via one of many world’s such a lot entire students within the region of literature and theology. providing a lucid and compelling account of the character of revelation, Franke reads a number biblical texts in ways in which are concurrently inspiration frightening, illuminating, readable, and constructive. A Theology of Literature is a superb fulfillment, and definitely worthy reading.”
—Mark Knight, Lancaster University
William Franke is a thinker of the arts and a professor of comparative literature at Vanderbilt college. He has additionally been Professor of Philosophy on the collage of Macao (2013–2016); Fulbright-University of Salzburg distinctive Chair in Intercultural Theology and the examine of faith; and an Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung examine fellow. His single-authored books were released by way of the college presses of Chicago, Stanford, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio nation, and the country college of recent York.
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A Theology of Literature: The Bible as Revelation in the Tradition of the Humanities by William Franke