Out of Eden

Out of Eden

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Out of Eden contributes towards conversations about interpreting scripture. Rather than adopting traditional views (creation and 'fall' or growth), this study integrates literary-critical theories and feminist scholarship to read the Genesis narrative in relation to concerns of contemporary communities. The question of how we might engage the interpretative process and the rhetorical power of texts as we live our lives 'out of Eden' is addressed. Stratton argues that the interpretration of Genesis 2-3 matters, that there are consequences for the actions we take on the basis of our interpretations, and that we should enter the interpretative process only with care.There are now journals entirely devoted to reader-response theories, and a wide range of professional societies give attention to ... See the journal Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy. ... J .P. Tompkins makes a case for including attention to feelings and gives an example of how to incorporate them into an interpretation in her essay a#39;Criticism and Feelinga#39;, Collegeanbsp;...

Title:Out of Eden
Author: Beverly J. Stratton
Publisher:A&C Black - 1995

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