READING THE BIBLE AGAINST THE GRAIN
AbstractThe idea of reading literature ‘against the grain’ has its origin in writings of the Marxist literary critic, W Benjamin. This paper commences with a brief examination of some of the important trends in Marxist literary theory. We then proceed to a detailed examination of the hermeneutical theory of IJ Mosala (1989), tracing its connections particularly with the working of T Eagleton. We conclude with a critique of Mosala’s exegesis of Micah and Luke.
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