By Samuel Tongue
In among Biblical feedback and Poetic Rewriting, Samuel Tongue deals an account of the cultured and significant tensions inherent within the improvement of the better feedback of the Bible. assorted ‘types’ of Bible are created throughout the highbrow and literary pressures of Enlightenment and Romanticism and, as Tongue indicates, it's this legacy that maintains to orientate the ways deemed valid in biblical scholarship.
Using a couple of historic and modern serious and poetic rewritings of Jacob’s fight with the ‘angel’ (Gen 32:22-32), Tongue uses postmodern theories of textual creation to argue that it's the ‘paragesis’, a parasitical kind of writing among disciplines, that most sensible foregrounds the advanced performativity of biblical interpretation.
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30 Chapter 1 sense—what these scholars had begun was the founding of a distinctive and often rival sense of critical authority. However, it is in Germany that we see some material Bibles produced that serve as excellent examples of how ideal types of Bible are moulded by the influences of the time. Pietism and the Enlightenment. Both grew out of the bourgeoisie and shaped it; both were interested in the self, its illumination, and liberation. Both saw the self as threatened, indeed enslaved by impersonal dogmas and institutions.
105. , p. 104. ”32 Collins’s next book, Discourse of the Grounds and Reason of the Christian Religion (1724), builds on this free-thinking spirit, blending a literary criticism and historical awareness that questions the theological particularity and authority of Christianity. He argues that [t]his method of introducing christianity [sic] into the world by building and grounding it on the Old Testament, is agreeable to the common method of introducing new revelations (whether real or pretended) or any changes in religion, and also to the nature of things.
P. 32. , p. 33. Jonathan C. P. Birch, “The Road to Reimarus: Origins of the Quest for the Historical Jesus,” in Holy Land as Homeland? Models for Constructing the Historic Landscapes of Jesus, ed. Keith Whitelam (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011): pp. 19–47. dancing between the disciplines 27 a surprisingly modern and enlightened thinker, who supplied clearly applicable, rational teachings. An important support for biblical authority thus presented itself. This protection would come from an academic endeavour that would attempt to bolster ‘reasonable’ theological readings of the Bible—historical-philological research on the biblical manuscripts would now provide a protective web of demanding and authoritative scholarship.
Between Biblical Criticism and Poetic Rewriting: Interpretative Struggles over Genesis 32:22-32 by Samuel Tongue