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Till lately, stories of the Bible based on discovering assets for old wisdom, theological insights, or moral suggestion, overlooking the real great thing about the phrases within the "book of books." This choice of six essays through famous literary critics and biblical scholars--including Harold Bloom, Hans Frei, Frank Kermode, James Robinson, Donald Foster, and Herbert Schneidau--breaks new flooring by means of exploring the Bible as poetry, rhetoric, and narrative. The authors deal with such concerns serious about biblical narrative as its genesis, its revisionist dynamic, its fictional personality, its interpretive nature, and its contradictions, prejudices, and claims. McConnell's energetic, readable creation elucidates and unifies the book's themes.

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