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University of Portland Clark Library

THE 391/491: Harlot, Beast, and Lamb

What is the World in Front of the Text?

The World in front of the Text considers how the interpretation of the text relates to the readers' social and cultural context. This perspective may also be referred to as biblical hermeneutics.

It includes:

  • sources that relate the biblical text to the modern reader
  • sources that describe how the Bible has been interpreted at different time periods, by varying social/cultural groups, etc. (e.g. medieval or feminist biblical commentaries)

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