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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. List of Figures
  2. p. xiii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. After Allegory: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance
  2. pp. 11-53
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  1. 2. The Key to All Mythologies
  2. pp. 54-88
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  1. 3. The Death of Christ
  2. pp. 89-127
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  1. 4. Iphigenia in Israel
  2. pp. 128-166
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  1. 5. Saints and Lovers: Mary Magdalene and the Ovidian Evangel
  2. pp. 167-191
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 192-196
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  1. Appendix: Table of Contents from the 1698 Critici sacri
  2. pp. 197-203
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-259
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 261-280
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  1. Figures
  2. pp. 281-287
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 289-297
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781602584921
Related ISBN
9781602583092
MARC Record
OCLC
794698788
Pages
313
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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