Writing Jude: The Reader, the Text, and the Author in Constructs of Power and Desire

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 182 pages
"Writing Jude" is a practical application of literary theory to the Epistle of Jude. As such, it explores the nature of language, reading, and interpretation. This is the first such study to be undertaken with an Epistle. "Writing Jude" contains a chapter on each of the elements that affect interpretation -- reader, text, and author. In these broad categories, the book examines various contemporary literary theories and their application to the Epistle of Jude. The book provides a clear introduction to some of the most well known literary theories of the twentieth century and provides a demonstration of those theories in a particular text. This study breaks new ground in the understanding of both the Epistle of Jude and the application of literary theory to Epistles in general.
 

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Contents

Whos Who
5
A Readers Playground
45
The Missing Partner in a ménage à trois
122
Attending a Funeral for the Living
135
The Authors Return to Power
150
Works Consulted
170
Index of Names
180
Copyright

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Ruth Anne Reese, Ph.D. University of Sheffield, is Assistant Professor, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky.

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