Take, Read: Scripture, Textuality and Cultural Practice by Wesley A. Kort
This book deals with the role of the "Bible" category within the adequate theories of texts and culture. Wesley Kurt is interested in reading text exercise like a Bible. Beginning…
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This book deals with the role of the "Bible" category within the adequate theories of texts and culture. Wesley Kurt is interested in reading text exercise like a Bible.
Beginning with John Calvin's theory of reading, Kurt states that the theory and practice of reading as detailed by Calvin apply to other texts beginning with the reading of the Bible, and in the end, in the recent period, the reading of the Bible is replaced by the Bible. These alternative texts are, beginning in the sixteenth century, nature, then, in the early eighteenth century, history, and at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the book says that what we take as a novelty is based on the practice of reading.
Not in what it means to read, but in what texts are read as a Bible. Argues that the postmodern attempt not to read anything at all as written text is an illusion that the theories of reading Maurice Blanchott and Julia Christieva have been revealed.
In conclusion, Kurt raises the question of what he might mean today to read the Bible again as if it were the Bible, to read the Bible with practices referred to by Blanchot and Christieva.
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