Traditional doctrinal and historical interpretation relies heavily on rational analysis. But it has been the impact of scripture upon the human heart that has changed human lives. In recent decades, advances in linguistic and literary theory have strengthened this impact through such disparate influences as feminism, structuralism and deconstruction, Jungian psychology, the analysis of archaic imagery and myth, the recovery of Gnostic texts, and finally openness to pluralism, whether ethnic, geographic, religious or interpretive. Brown explores these themes and offers a dynamic new way of looking at scripture and the soul.
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