This chapter outlines the theory and methodology that underpins the rest of the study. It touches on the history of literary and artistic representations of Moses. It then describes cultural studies, approaches to religion, and the discipline of reception studies, both of which inform the study. Finally, it discusses the contemporary expansion of the concerns of biblical studies, and sketches key features of American religious life as they relate to the study – more particularly, the use of Exodus typology in American public life.
Keywords: American; Biblical studies; cultural studies; Exodus typology; Moses; reception studies; religion
Chapter. 4289 words.
Subjects: Biblical Studies
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