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  • 1.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    A Literary Study of Judges and the Books of Samuel2019Other (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    A narratologist's critical reflections on synchronic studies of the Bible: a response to Gregory T.K. Wong2007In: Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament, ISSN 0901-8328, E-ISSN 1502-7244, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 261-274Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Anežka Kuzmičová: Mental Imagery in the Experience of Literary Narrative. Views from Embodied Cognition2013In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 3-4, p. 187-189Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 4.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Att göra konst av historien: Selma Lagerlöf och Jerusalem2014In: Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod / [ed] Greger Andersson, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, Carina Lidström, Sten Wistrand, Örebro: Örebro universitetsbibliotek , 2014, p. 159-178Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Domarboken och dess berättelser2001In: Libris stora handbok till Bibeln / [ed] Huvudredaktörer: Pat och David Alexander ; svensk redaktör: Sune Fahlgren, Örebro: Libris , 2001Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 6.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Gamla testamentets fascinerande och utmanande berättelser2018In: Ordet är dig mycket nära: Tolkningar av Gamla testamentet / [ed] James Starr och Birger Olsson, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2018, p. 109-121Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Örebro Teologiska Högskola, Örebro, Sweden.
    Homosexualitetsfrågan – en retorisk kris för kyrkan och dess ledare2016In: Scandinavian Journal of Leadership and Theology, ISSN 1894-7875, Vol. 3, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I discuss homosexuality and Christian faith as a ”rhetorical crisis” in some Swedish churches. I refer mainly to articles from the Christian newspaper Dagen from 2000-2015, with a special focus on an intense debate in the spring of 2015. The study shows that the discussion changes over time, that it moves between different media and that new actors with their agendas affect what could be described as an ongoing struggle for discursive power. Yet there is also a meta-level in the discussion which relates to the theme of “rhetorical crisis” since it concerns communicative issues like how and where one should talk about the subject. The study also shows that the leadership of the Pentecostal movement time and again are challenged to take a stance but that they are reluctant to do so and instead attempt to mold the discussion and position it in the local churches.

  • 8.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Introduction2017In: Studies in Isaiah: History, Theology, and Reception / [ed] Greger Andersson, Tommy Wasserman, David Willgren, London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark , 2017, p. xv-xxiiChapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Is there a narrative method of text analysis and interpretation?2012In: Disputable core concepts of narrative theory / [ed] Göran Rossholm, Christer Johansson, Bern: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2012, p. 279-305Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Lidande och sjukdom i Gamla Testamentet2014In: Sjukdom och helande: att tro på Guds ingripande utan att förneka lidandet / [ed] Greger Andersson, Örebro: Libris, 2014Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 11.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Louise Brix Jacobsen, Stefan Kjerkegaard, Rikke Andersen Kraglund, Henrik Skov Nielsen, Camilla Möhring Reestorf & Carsten Stage Fiktionalitet. Fredriksberg: Samfundslitteraturen, 2013, 168s. Perh Krogh Hansen, Henrik Skov Nielsen & Stefan Kjerkegaard (red.) "Fiktion of Fortaeling", K?K (Kultur og Klasse), nr. 115, 2013, 183 s.2014In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 2, p. 117-120Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Metanarrative remarks in the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen2005In: When we get to the end ...: towards a narratology of the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen / [ed] Per Krogh Hansen, Marianne Wolff Lundholt, Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark , 2005, p. 155-202Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Narrating Selves and the Literary in the Bible2019In: Partial Answers, ISSN 1565-3668, E-ISSN 1936-9247, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 87-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses how features in a narrative generate an understanding of its purpose and how this understanding affects our attitude when reading and interpreting a text. It focusses on biblical texts that aspire to be historical but still contain elements that are generally thought to belong to the realm of fiction, as well as on texts with an assumed argumentative purpose and traits that create a sense of literary art. The four texts are Jesus's parable of the Good Samaritan, the book of Nehemiah, autobiographical sections in Paul, and third-person narratives in the books of Samuel. The article suggests that our understanding of the frame determines the function and meaning of the forms; yet it also argues that the presence of certain forms might challenge conventional assumptions about the frame, that is, the purpose of some narratives.

  • 14.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Om ren och oren föda2018In: Aiolos, ISSN 1400-7770, no 62-63, p. 41-46Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Postclassical narratology vs. poetics: David Herman's "hypothetical focalization" as a test case2013In: Semiosphere of narratology: a dialogue of languages and cultures : an international volume of scientific articles / [ed] Ludmila Tatare och José Angel García Landa, Balashov: Nikolayev , 2013, p. 7-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I discuss David Herman’s thesis about «hypothetical focalization» (HF), as it is presented in Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative [1], in relation to different theories about reader interpretations (taken in a very basic sense) of narrative fiction. I will simplify the theoretical options to two approaches: the first is based on the assumption that fictional narrative is a secondary variant of factual narrative with the simple modifier “as if”. Accordingly, it is assumed that a fictional narrator informs a narratee about persons and events in a fictional world using linguistic means that work according to common grammatical rules. The alternative, advocated by theoreticians such as Käte Hamburger [2], Lars-Åke Skalin [3; 4] and Richard Walsh [5][1], is a “separatist” approach, which assumes that fiction is a particular “context” or “language-game”. According to this paradigm an author (or narrator) does not inform about objects but rather stipulates motifs that will have an aesthetic impact on readers. Such an approach can be described as pragmatic and it must, when used analytically, go from effects to poetics (in the sense of theory) since it cannot be assumed that certain forms have the same function or generate the same effects in different contexts.

    An important argument for the latter opinion is that the former theoretical variant will, if applied to literary texts, generate “disquieting” interpretations that do not fit in well with the intuition of readers[2]. This implies, according to the critics, that readers interpret fictional narratives from the perspective of another poetics — in the sense of an internalized rule-system[3] — than the one assumed by the theoreticians advocating the former model. The putative counter-argument that theoreticians like Gérard Genette in his analysis of Marcel Proust [7] have come up with what are taken to be good readings is met by the answer that these theoreticians did not read the literature in accordance with their own “method” [8].  

    [1]I do not associate what is called unnatural narratology with this theoretical approach since their very use of the concept “unnatural” implies that they assume the traditional approach [cf. 6].  

    [2] “Disquieting interpretations” is used to denote interpretations that seem to be at odds with basic intuitions concerning the language game and sense of certain texts.

    [3] When speaking about reading in this article, I do not refer to a professional reader but to the ability to read as a reader equipped with poetics — that is, a more or less conciously internalized theory of how to make sense of narrative fiction. I thus use the terms poetics to denote this “internalized theory,” or understanding of the rules and constraints of narrative fiction.

  • 16.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Recension av Christer Johansson, Mimetiskt syskonskap : en representationsteoretisk undersökning av relationen fiktionsprosa-fiktionsfilm2008In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 129, p. 385-390Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Recension av: Sjöberg, Mikael: Wrestling with textual violence : the Jephthah narrative in antiquity and modernity2007In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, E-ISSN 2002-3871, Vol. 128, p. 265-271Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sjukdom och helande: att tro på Guds ingripande utan att förneka lidandet2014Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sjukdom och lidande och den kristna berättelsen: en biblisk och hermeneutisk analys2014In: Scandinavian Journal of Leadership and Theology, ISSN 1894-7875, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How do Christians, who try to understand their lives according to the Christian narrative, cope with illness and suffering? This issue is the main concern of this article. Its point of departure is the assumption that the concept of “narrative” expressed in the idea that Christian faith is a narrative, might be taken to refer to a worldview, to a larger narrative (ie salvation history) or to the fact that Christians, in a process of hindsight, interpret their lives narratively. Based on talks with students and a process at Örebro Theological Seminary (ÖTH), in which we have been discussing the subject of illness and healing, I argue that some Christians are rethinking their understanding of illness and suffering. Since these Christians often have a high view of the Bible, it is important to examine how these issues are handled in scripture, and how biblical texts have been used traditionally. These Christians also refer to their experiences and to common apprehensions of illness and suffering in society. I propose that the Christians I refer to tend to avoid religious causal or teleological explanations of illness and suffering. They even seem to prefer not to involve God in these issues at all. This could be taken as a token of secularisation, but I argue that this is not the only possible explanation. I suggest instead that it can be linked to a reconsideration of basic tenets of these Christians’ theology and I make the claim that this reconsideration occurred during the process at Örebro Theological Seminary I have referred to above. The narrative reinterpretation of illness and suffering in the personal lives of these Christians is thus closely linked to a reinterpretation of the Christian worldview and salvation history.

  • 20.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Stories about Humans in a Complicated World: The Narratives of the Hebrew Bible2019In: God and Humans in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond: A Festschrift for Lennart Boström on his 67th Birthday / [ed] David Willgren, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2019, p. 51-71Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
    The book and its narratives: a critical examination of some synchronic studies of the book of Judges2001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During recent decades, there has been a trend among biblical scholars towards applying methods borrowed from literary studies to the familiar texts of the Old and New Testaments. A major reason for this reorientation is the search for a meaningful and interpretable text; hence, it can be seen as a protest against the historical-critical school and its ambition to reconstruct an authentic text by means of a diachronic analysis. Synchronic scholars argue for a new understanding of the biblical text, claiming that the object of interpretation is the text in its present form, regarded as a literary production. Consequently, they can study texts that are commonly considered to be patchworks or conglomerations as meaningful literary works regardless of their pre-history or authorship. In this thesis I do not focus on studies that concern individual narratives or poems but on those that apply a synchronic approach to large units of texts such as books or collections of books. My example is the book of Judges, and the fundamental issue is whether the synchronists’ description of its structure and of the relationship between the individual narratives and the larger text is sustainable. Through analyses of the book’s introduction and the stories about Ehud, Deborah, Jephthah and Samson, I argue that the scholars under consideration are often compelled to form interpretations that are in conflict with a “natural” or “intuitive” reading. I hence claim that they are not reading these stories in accordance with the conventions that are generally applied to narratives. The arguments in which they refer to implicit devices, allusions and the structure of the larger text are assessed as unconvincing.

    I argue that that these scholars make two common theoretical mistakes. Firstly, they do not consider the specific restrictions that apply to “the literary point of view”. Secondly, they disregard the fact that narratives are autonomous and hence resistant to reworking. If several independent narratives are put together, they are not thereby transformed into a larger single narrative even though they may contain common patterns and motifs. Hence, the individual story represents the primary level of meaning and discrete elements are understood as motifs within a

    literary construction. The stories of the book of Judges are therefore texts within a text. This explains why the book lacks a coherent ideology or morality. The tensions and ambiguities in the book cannot be resolved by classifying it as a literary production and studying it synchronically: on the contrary, doing this confirms and explains the difficulties in the book – that is, the inconsistent character of both the book and its narratives and the bizarre events that are recounted therein – and its polyphonic character.

  • 22.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The charge against classical and post-classical narratologies' "epistemic" approach to literary fiction2016In: Narrative theory, literature, and new media: narrative minds and virtual worlds / [ed] Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä, Frans Mäyrä, New York: Routledge, 2016, p. 50-66Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    The problem of narratives in the Bible: moral issues and suggested reading strategies2013In: Narrative ethics / [ed] Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn, Amsterdam: Rodopi , 2013, 1, p. 59-72Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Theology on the borderline of narrative: two sermons as test cases2009In: Borderliners: searching the boundaries of narrativity and narratology / [ed] Per Krogh Hansen, Köpenhamn: Forlaget Medusa, 2009, p. 197-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    To Live the Biblical Narratives: Pentecostal Autobiographies and the Baptism in the Spirit2014In: PentecoStudies, ISSN 2041-3599, E-ISSN 1871-7691, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 112-127Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When early Pentecostal leaders tried to understand certain religious experiences they referred to the narratives of Acts. Yet the narratives of these leaders came also to function as interpretations of the biblical narratives. In this process narrative patterns were shaped that have been important, yet also problematic, to Pentecostalism. In this essay two such features are discussed: Spirit baptism as a moment of crisis that leads to a passage from one level in the life of a Christian to a new and higher level, and the traits that should characterize the experience and confirm that it really is a baptism in the Spirit.

  • 26.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Untamable texts: literary studies and narrative theory in the books of Samuel2009Book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Vad håller ihop en karaktär?2003In: Ordet och köttet: om teorin kring litterära karaktärer / [ed] Lars-Åke Skalin, Örebro: Universitetsbiblioteket, Örebro , 2003, p. 15-31Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    What fish swallowed Jonah?2005In: Fact and fiction in narrative: an interdisciplinary approach / [ed] Lars-Åke Skalin, Örebro: University Library, Örebro Universitet , 2005, p. 115-139Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Andersson, Greger
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Är Gamla testamentets berättare otillförlitliga?2003In: Berättaren: en gäckande röst i texten / [ed] Lars-Åke Skalin, Örebro: Universitetsbiblioteket, Örebro , 2003, p. 123-144Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Bengtsson, Claes
    Bibelintro: en guide till Gamla och Nya testamentet2003Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 31.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boström, Lennart
    Eriksson, Lars Olov
    Viberg, Åke
    Profeterna: en guide till Gamla testamentets profetiska böcker2003Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 32.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boström, Lennart
    Eriksson, LarsOlov
    Viberg, Åke
    Berättarna: en guide till Gamla testamentets historiska böcker2006Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 33.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boström, Lennart
    Eriksson, LarsOlov
    Viberg, Åke
    Poeterna: en guide till Gamla testamentets poetiska böcker2004Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 34.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Carlsson Wetterberg, ChristinaÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.Lidström, CarinaÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.Wistrand, StenÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Berättande - Liv - Mening: Fakta & fiktion, biografi, narrativ metod2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Klingberg, Per
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sandberg, Tommy
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Introduction: Sameness and Difference in Narratology2019In: Frontiers of Narrative Studies, E-ISSN 2509-4890, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 11-16Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Klingberg, PerÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.Sandberg, TommyÖrebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sameness and Difference in Narratology2019Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sandberg, Tommy
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    A Reply to Mari Hatavara and Matti Hyvärinen2019In: Narrative (Columbus, Ohio), ISSN 1063-3685, E-ISSN 1538-974X, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 378-381Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 38.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sandberg, Tommy
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Sameness versus Difference in Narratology: Two Approaches to Narrative Fiction2018In: Narrative (Columbus, Ohio), ISSN 1063-3685, E-ISSN 1538-974X, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 241-261Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we examine the critical proposition that common versions of narratology do not provide an accurate description of narrative fiction and analyze why this critique has mostly been disregarded by narratology. The theoreticians we refer to-Sylvie Patron, Richard Walsh, and Lars-Ake Skalin-do not accept the notion that narrative fiction should be understood in terms of non-fictional narratives. We label their position a "difference approach" in contrast to a putative "sameness approach." We find their "difference" arguments convincing and therefore ask why they have had no apparent effect on narratology. As we discuss misreadings that the criticized approach to narrative fiction could be expected to generate and arguments that refute the existence of such misreadings, as well as suggested readings of narrative fiction by Liesbeth Korthals Altes, James Phelan, David Herman, and Gerard Genette, we make the claim, referring to Phelan's rhetorical narratology, that sameness narratology is often presented as a theory but in fact used and defended as a method or toolbox. Our suggestion is that it would be better to rework the theory of narrative fiction commonly adopted by narratologists so that the theoretical assertions become congruent with the analytical practice and with the intuitions about narrative fiction that the analytical practice implies. We thus support the difference approach.

  • 39.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Spjuth, Roland
    Mysteriet gör påsken fortsatt relevant2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Örebro Teologiska Högskola, Örebro, Sveden.
    Spjuth, Roland
    Örebro Teologiska Högskola, Örebro, Sveden.
    Wenell, Fredrik
    Örebro Teologiska Högskola, Örebro, Sveden.
    Unga i karismatiska och evangelikala kyrkor resonerar om sin tro2017In: Scandinavian journal for leadership & theology, E-ISSN 1894-7875, no 4, p. 1-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject that is examined in this article is how young Christians in Swedish Charismatic and Evangelical churches talk about their faith. The study takes its point of departure in Charles Taylors suggestion that both believers and non-believers in the Western world live in a “secular age” and that this affects the conditions for religious beliefs. Taylors reasoning as well as some American and Swedish studies about young believers are presented in the first part of the article. The main part consist of a presentation of two focus group interviews with young adults. In a final section the interviews are discussed in relation to earlier research. The authors argue that the interviewees emphasize the personal and the authentic, and that it is vital to have “a relation with Jesus”. They refer to, and long for, charismatic experiences butare also searching for a mature faith and an acceptance of “ups and downs” in their spiritual life. Although they shy traditional expressions and admit that they find certain dogmas difficult to understand,their belief offers them a certain “wholeness” in life. They are unhappy about the stereotypes about Christians they encounter in society but want to share their beliefs through testimony and a loving life style. Ethics, in the form of love and tolerance rather than rules, is very important. However, this is a problem not least in relation to issues about homosexuality. Finally, the au-thors note, that the church, or groups within the church, are salient for these Christians.

  • 41.
    Andersson, Greger
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Wasserman, TommyÖrebro School of Theology, Örebro, Sweden.Willgren, DavidLund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Studies in Isaiah: History, Theology, and Reception2017Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Book of Isaiah is considered one of the greatest prophetic works in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. The complex history of the book's composition, over several time periods, can often perplex and enthrall. The editors to this volume encourage readers to engage deeply with the text in order to get a grasp of the traces and signs within it that can be seen to point to the book's process of composition and ongoing reinterpretation over time. The contributions discuss suggested segments of composition and levels of interpretation, both within the book of Isaiah and its history of reception. The book is divided into two sections: in the first part certain motifs that have come to Isaiah from a distant past are traced through to their origins. Arguments for a suggested 'Josianic edition' are carefully evaluated, and the relationship between the second part of Isaiah and the Book of Psalms is discussed, as are the motifs of election and the themes of Zion theology and the temple. The second part of the book focuses on the history of reception and looks at Paul's use of the book of Isaiah, and how the book is used, and perhaps misused in a contemporary setting in the growing churches in Africa. With a range of international specialists, including Hugh Williamson, Tommy Wasserman, and Knut Holter, this is an excellent resource for scholars seeking to understand Isaiah in a greater depth. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/studies-in-isaiah-9780567667182/#sthash.wv4ZJYpg.dpuf

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