Melanie J. Wright

in Moses in America

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780195152265
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834884 | DOI:

Series: AAR Cultural Criticism Series


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Previous chapters in this book have considered in depth how Lincoln Steffens, Zora Neale Hurston, and Cecil B. DeMille represented Moses and the exodus in twentieth century America. These studies were capable of being read as discrete units and contain their own interim conclusions. This final chapter outlines conclusions that arise from the book in toto. It touches on the currency and contestedness of the biblical text in modern America; it also argues for an expansion of the concerns of biblical studies, to include popular cultural forms and nonelite readings. This move at once enhances and relativises the position of the professional biblical interpreter.

Keywords: America; Biblical studies; popular cultural forms

Chapter.  1362 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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