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2 Biblical Studies and Postmodern Poetics; or, ‘Gentlemanly’ Readers Meet ‘Uncouth Hydra Readers’

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This chapter tests those bindings and gradually shifts the focus from the types of Bible offered in the previous chapter to how different readers and writers on Bible are constituted in relation to the ways in which they handle biblical materials. In tracing the slow movement of Theory into biblical studies, Moore and Sherwood highlight how Theory was initially received as a new impetus; scholars exhausted with endlessly wringing out tired old problems and tweaking tired old solutions could acquire entire new research agendas simply by switching methods. To overemphasize the novelty of Theory in biblical studies is to seriously oversimplify the three-way movement between literary criticism, Theory, and biblical studies. Biblical criticism entered a scene in which gentlemanly conduct could assist in warding off a plurality of meaning, and hence a plurality of readers, by identifying the true meaning, and making specialist scholars its official guardians.

Keywords: biblical studies; Moore; Sherwood



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