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The Renaissance Bible

Scholarship, Sacrifice, and Subjectivity

Debora Shuger (author)

ISBN: 9781602583092

Publication Date: Jun 2010

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Powerfully demonstrates the disciplinary fusion of Renaissance biblical scholarship - in which the Bible remained the primary locus for cultural, anthropological, and psychological reflection - against modern historians' penchant for bracketing all things religious when reimagining the Renaissance world.
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First published in 1998 by the University of California Press, The Renaissance Bible skillfully navigates the immense but neglected materials spanning the gap between medieval biblical scholarship and the rise of Higher Criticism. Debora Kuller Shuger powerfully demonstrates the disciplinary fusion of Renaissance biblical scholarship - in which the Bible remained the primary locus for cultural, anthropological, and psychological reflection - against modern historians' penchant for bracketing all things religious when reimagining the Renaissance world. Despite the considerable ground she covers and the interdisciplinary nature of her subject, Shuger never roves. Her penetrating focus casts remarkable light on her subject, especially Renaissance writers' use of the Passion. Their concerns emerge as surprisingly contemporary, inviting the reader to reflect on such relevant topics as selfhood, violence, and gender.
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Jun 2010
Publisher Baylor University Press
Subject/s History of religion   Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700   Biblical exegesis & hermeneutics  
Debora Kuller Shuger is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has written numerous books, including Censorship and Cultural Sensibility: The Regulation of Language in Tudor-Stuart England (2006) and Political Theologies in Shakespeare's England (2001). She lives in the greater Los Angeles area.

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