© 1995

Justifying Language

Paul and Contemporary Literary Theory

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Part of the Studies in Literature and Religion book series (SLR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Kevin Mills
    Pages 1-10
  3. Kevin Mills
    Pages 11-44
  4. Kevin Mills
    Pages 45-75
  5. Kevin Mills
    Pages 76-106
  6. Kevin Mills
    Pages 107-139
  7. Kevin Mills
    Pages 140-175
  8. Kevin Mills
    Pages 176-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 178-207

About this book


Taking three terms from the letters of Paul as a thematic guide, Kevin Mills investigates the respective roles of faith, hope and love in language and interpretation, and uses them to uncover and to question some of the key assumptions in deconstructive and postmodernist discourse. Its critical approach to interpretation theory (from Origen onwards), challenges the reader to reassess Pauline categories such as 'letter' and 'spirit', and to re-think the possibility of Christian engagement with contemporary literary theory.


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