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Chasing the Eastern Star: Adventures in Biblical Reader-Response Criticism [Paperback]

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Pages   249
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 13, 2001
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664222781  
EAN  9780664222789  


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Emphasizing meaning as "effect" rather than merely "message," Mark Allan Powell shows how biblical texts may legitimately take on multiple meanings in a variety of contexts. The first part of the book uses examples drawn from popular literature and culture to engage in a practical way the kinds of questions that scholars bring to their study of the Bible. The second part is devoted to approaching the Gospel of Matthew as a work of literature that readers may enter--and be affected by--as they might any other kind of text. The third part is an extended study of one passage from Matthew's Gospel, the story of the Magi, in which Powell finds an excellent opportunity to teach readers to engage in--and to challenge!--the enterprise of biblical scholarship.

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Emphasizing meaning as "effect" rather than merely "message," Mark Allan Powell shows how biblical texts may legitimately take on multiple meanings in a variety of contexts. The first part of the book uses examples drawn from popular literature and culture to engage in a practical way the kinds of questions that scholars bring to their study of the Bible. The second part is devoted to approaching the Gospel of Matthew as a work of literature that readers may enter--and be affected by--as they might any other kind of text. The third part is an extended study of one passage from Matthew's Gospel, the story of the Magi, in which Powell finds an excellent opportunity to teach readers to engage in--and to challenge --the enterprise of biblical scholarship.

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Mark Allan Powell has published articles on contemporary Christian music in "Christian Century, Christianity Today, " and "Trinity Seminary Review." He is frequently interviewed in print and over the airwaves concerning the proliferation of rock, rap, and other popular genres of Christian music. He is Professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, and is the author of seventeen books, including the best-sellers "Jesus as a Figure in History" and "Narrative Criticism: A New Approach to the Bible."

Mark Allan Powell was born in 1953.

Mark Allan Powell has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Guides to Biblical Scholarship
  2. Symposium Series


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Great read!  Dec 7, 2005
This book turned into a very enlightening read. Powell thoroughly lays out his own particular brand of reader-response criticism which opened up a new world for me in biblical interpretation. Witte, contemporary, and straight-forward, the book is very approachable for both the academic and layperson.

Powell has proven himself a very open scholar, realizing that his interpretation is just that--his. He leaves the reader the option of agreeing or disagreeing with his views. Agree or not, the reader will walk away from the book with a whole new appreciation for the Bible as well as how people come to their own interpretations.
 
A very lucid, witty book  Nov 2, 2001
Mark Allan Powell's Chasing the Eastern Star is an excellent book! Powell's purpose is to explain the purpose and method of reader-response criticism as it relates to biblical studies.

The last part of the book, uses the method of reader-response criticism to examine the story of the magi in the Gospel of Matthew. He reaches some surprising conclusions regarding the magi.

Powell's book is worth reading for the scholar, preacher, or educated lay person. He explains the potentially boring and difficult concept of reader-response criticsm in a very witty and lively manner. The only wittier bible scholar around may be Stephen Moore (read God's Gym to see what I mean).

Now that I have finished the adventure of reading Chasing the Eastern Star, I am ready for more biblical adventures regarding the bible and reader response criticsm.

 

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