*Sacred Tropes: Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literary Works*
An important academic publisher has expressed significant interest in a collection of critical essays, *Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and Qur'an as Literary Works.* Well known scholars in the field from US, Canada, and Europe are contributing. Seven out of the thirty chapters are still invited.
Though much has been written about the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, either individually or as a unit, the combination of critical essays relating to all three Abrahamic sacred texts does not occur.
Contemporary sacred text scholarship has been stimulated by a number of intersecting occurrences. Surging popular interest in religious, inspirational issues; burgeoning developments in and applications of literary theories; and intensifying academic focus on diverse cultures, whether for general education, pre-requisite, or specialized research and classes. His proposed collection targets all three target audiences.
Chapters utilize a variety of literary theoretical lenses including environment, economics, ideology, history, science, law, ethics, and literary theories including aesthetics, reader response, psychoanalytic, hermeneutic, gender, structuralist, narratological, race, cultural studies, and rhetorical criticism through which to examine selected portions of the sacred works.
Chapters are between 4-5000 words or 13-15 pages including work cited (shorter than the traditional 20-25 pages of academic papers). Also honoring the spirit of inclusion which brevity inspires is the lack of academic jargon in the essays. Every effort is made to make the essays a good read that would be interesting and enlightening to lay and initiate reader alike.
The project, as a whole, responds to the hunger for a more inclusive consideration of the Abrahamic traditions and serves as a means to broaden student awareness of our shrinking global community.
Email your queries and/or abstract and cv immediately for review and acceptance to this project. The deadline for the completed chapters is June 15, 2005.
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