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Reduced Laughter : Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings (Hardcover) (Helen

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Paynter finds that the central part of the book of Kings contains a specific form of semi-humorous writing--seriocomic writing--that speaks to power, is important, and exempts no one from its scrutiny. At times, she says, it can be crude, violent, and funny. She covers some unanswered questions about the book of Kings, whether seriocomic readings and the mise-en-abyme are useful heuristics for biblical criticism, an investigation into the seriocomic elements at the heart of Kings, anti-prophetic rhetoric, the command-prophecy formula, and satire against kings and nations. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Bible / Criticism + Interpretation / Old Testament
Language: English
Series Title: Biblical Interpretation
Book format: Hardcover
Pricing Code - MMBV: X
Author: Helen Paynter
Publisher - MMBV: Brill Academic Pub
Street Date: June 16, 2016
TCIN: 51414168
UPC: 9789004322349
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9938

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