Nomadic Text

A Theory of Biblical Reception History

by Brennan W. Breed

Published by: Indiana University Press

296 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253012524
  • Published: May 2014

$60.00

  • eBook
  • 9780253012623
  • Published: May 2014

$9.99

Brennan W. Breed claims that biblical interpretation should focus on the shifting capacities of the text, viewing it as a dynamic process rather than a static product. Rather than seeking to determine the original text and its meaning, Breed proposes that scholars approach the production, transmission, and interpretation of the biblical text as interwoven elements of its overarching reception history. Grounded in the insights of contemporary literary theory, this approach alters the framing questions of interpretation from "What does this text mean?" to "What can this text do?"