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Biblical Studies 'after' Theory. Onwards Towards the Past Part One. After 'after Theory', and Other Apocalyptic Conceits.

Moore, Stephen, Sherwood, Yvonne (2010) Biblical Studies 'after' Theory. Onwards Towards the Past Part One. After 'after Theory', and Other Apocalyptic Conceits. Biblical Interpretation, 18 (1). pp. 1-27. ISSN 0927-2569. E-ISSN 1568-5152. (doi:10.1163/092725610X12547454150488) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

At present, 'high theory', epitomized by poststructuralism, is in a perceived state of decline in literary studies. This three-part article explores the complex ramifications of the 'after theory' debate for biblical studies, a field that, for the most part, still seems to be in a 'before theory' phase. Our intent, however, is not to sell biblical scholars on Theory, finally, before the supply runs out. Our aim, rather, is diagnostic and analytic. We want to look at what has happened, what has failed to happen, and what might yet happen in biblical studies in relation to Theory, and reflect on what these various appropriations, adaptations and missed encounters reveal about the very different disciplinary spaces occupied by biblical studies and literary studies, and the very different disciplinary histories that have brought each of these spaces into being. Contending that Theory's most important contribution is the self-reflexive and metacritical moves it makes possible, our reflection on Theory's reception in biblical studies is intended to defamiliarise the peculiarities of our own disciplinary space.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1163/092725610X12547454150488
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: N. Isaeva
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 08:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42479 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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