In the last half-century, biblical scholars have begun experimenting with literary theory as a method for interpretation. The tools of literary analysis provoke readers of the Bible to engage in new ways of reading. These scholars seek to go beyond the focus of historical-critical interpretation by paying closer attention to the literary artistry that is inherent in the Bible.
Though the field remains somewhat nascent, many "standard" books and scholars have emerged. As with all academic genres, the range of literary interpretations of the Bible are vast and only partially congruent with one another. This is a finding aid and recommendation of major resources.
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For Journal Articles in the ATLA Database:
Old Testament--Criticism, Literary
New Testament--Criticism, Literary