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David Jeffrey

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  • Luke

    $34.00

    Highly acclaimed professor of literature David Lyle Jeffrey offers a theological reading of Luke in this addition to the well-received Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. This commentary, like each in the series, is designed to serve the church–providing a rich resource for preachers, teachers, students, and study groups–and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.

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  • Christianity And Literature

    $29.00

    What has Jesus Christ to do with English literature? ask David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet in this insightful survey. First and foremost, they reply, many of the world’s best authors of literature in English were formed–for better or worse–by the Christian tradition. Then too, many of the most recognized aesthetic literary forms derive from biblical exemplars. And finally, many great works of literature demand of readers evaluative judgments of the good, the true and the beautiful that can only rightly be understood within a Christian worldview.

    In this book Jeffrey and Maillet offer a feast of theoretical and practical discernment. After an examination of literature and truth, theological aesthetics, and the literary character of the Bible, they turn to a brief survey of literature from medieval times to the present, highlighting distinctively Christian themes and judgments. In a concluding chapter they suggest a path for budding literary critics through the current state of literary studies.

    Here is a must-read for all who are interested in a Christian perspective on literary studies.

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  • Dictionary Of Biblical Tradition In English Literature

    $88.99

    Over 15 years in the making, an unprecedented one-volume reference work. Many of today’s students and teachers of literature, lacking a familiarity with the Bible, are largely ignorant of how Biblical tradition has influenced and infused English literature through the centuries. An invaluable research tool. Contains nearly 800 encyclopedic articles written by a distinguished international roster of 190 contributors. Three detailed annotated bibliographies. Cross-references throughout.

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  • People Of The Book A Print On Demand Title

    $39.99

    This astute and challenging work by David Lyle Jeffrey seeks to characterize illustratively the historic commitment of Christianity to the literacy and literature of Western culture.

    Against postmodernist tendencies to divide the historical commitment to meaning in Western art and literature as a regressive “logocentrism,” Jeffrey argues that the biblical tradition – the cultural and literary identity forged among Western Christians by virtue of being a “People of the Book” – has in fact given rise to Western literacy. Jeffrey here offers a fresh and generous look at the Christian “grand narrative” as it is reflected in Western literature, making apt use of the visual arts by incorporating a series of twenty-eight black-and-white illustrations that serves to enrich and fortify the story it tells.

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