9780567203946

The One Who Reads May Run Essays in Honour of Edgar W. Conrad

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    9780567203946

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    0567203948

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-11-07
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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Summary

The purpose of this volume is to honor the work of Edgar Conrad. The essays focus on various aspects of Conrad's work, especially the prophetic literature, the Bible as literature, canonical issues, and engaged readings. In developing these lines of scholarship, the authors pay tribute to Conrad and seek to take his work further. The contributions from Korean scholars are especially noteworthy, since Conrad has had significant influence on Korean biblical scholarship through students who studied under him at the University of Queensland.

Author Biography

Roland Boer is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at Monash University, Australia.

Michael Carden is Visiting Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Australia. His most recent book is Sodomy: A History of a Christian Biblical Myth (Equinox 2004).

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Edgar W. Conrad: A Biography
Publications by Edgar W. Conrad
Introduction
Part I: Reading Prophets
1. Reading Jeremiah - Philip R. Davies
2. Filling the Gaps and Putting Huldah to Use - Judith E. McKinlay
3. Paradoxes of Prophetic Language in Isaiah - Francis Landy
4. Hearing the Word of God in Isaiah 1 and 65-66: A Synchronic Approach - Se-Hoon Jang
5. Isaiah Redivivus - Norman Habel
Part II: Reading Literarily
6. Did the Scholar(s) Get it Right? - Johnson Lim
7. The Anomaly of Interpretation - Roland Boer
8. Ezra’s “Lost Manuscripts”: Narrative Context and Rhetorical Function - Katherine M. Stott
9. The Signifier’s Body: Postmodern Semiotics and The Bible - George Aichele
Part III: Engaged Readings
10. “Hear then the Parable of the Seed”: Reading the Agrarian Parables of Matthew 13 Ecologically - Elaine M. Wainwright
11. Getting to Know You: Reformation Marriage Ideologies and Contemporary Debates on Same-Sex Marriage - Michael Carden
12. A Woman is Being Beaten and Maybe She Likes It? Approaching Song of Songs 5:2-7 - Julie Kelso
13. First People, Minority Reading: Reading Jonah, From Oceania - Jione Havea
14. Biblical Justice: Recompense, Revenge and Restoration - Paul Morris
15. A Web of Fascination: Marxism and The Bible - Roland Boer
16. Dying to Bring Heaven Down to Earth: The Mother of Melchizedek and Miraculous, Messianic Mothers in The Bible - Michael Carden
Bibliography
Index of References
Index of Authors

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