• Nomadic Text

  • A Theory of Biblical Reception History
  • By: Brennan W. Breed
  • Narrated by: Lynn Benson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-26-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
  • 5.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brennan W. Breed claims that biblical interpretation should focus on the shifting capacities of the text, viewing it as a dynamic process rather than a static product. Rather than seeking to determine the original text and its meaning, Breed proposes that scholars approach the production, transmission, and interpretation of the biblical text as interwoven elements of its overarching reception history. Grounded in the insights of contemporary literary theory, this approach alters the framing questions of interpretation from "What does this text mean?" to "What can this text do?"
©2014 Brennan W. Breed (P)2017 Redwood Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Offers a new approach to reception history - and a well-thought-out and persuasive one at that..." (Mark Brummitt, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School)
"Brennan Breed's Nomadic Text is...a reevaluation of text criticism and its search for the original text...He makes a compelling argument that all biblical interpretation is reception history." (Journal of the Bible and Its Reception)
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By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

Insightful and Profound

What made the experience of listening to Nomadic Text the most enjoyable?

Dr. Breed takes a wide range of knowledge from the Bible and various disciplines, and puts us on a new path for understanding faith and culture through multiple lenses.

What did you like best about this story?

For a scholar in the humanities, Dr. Breed has an incredible grasp of scientific (and other) analogies which he uses to great effect in layman's terms.

What about Lynn Benson’s performance did you like?

A book like this has a lot of specialized terminology which Benson navigates well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book climaxes around an exposition of a passage from the book of Job. The stories shared about the historian as redeemer were particularly powerful.

Any additional comments?

This book won a 2016 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, given only to a first theological publication of an author. Dr. Breed indeed does have a promising career ahead of him.

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