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Tradition and Imagination: Revelation and Change

David Brown


Seeks to offer a new way of understanding revelation. Instead of the usual contrast between later church tradition and biblical revelation, Brown suggests that revelation be seen as something that itself proceeds through a continuously developing tradition, operable no less within the canon itself than during subsequent church history. Change occurs through narratives being told in new ways, in part in response to changing cultural challenges. After setting the argument in the context of current debates about objectivity and postmodernism, the next two chapters then illustrate the argument fro ... More

Keywords: art, canon, christology, classical myth, imagination, Islam, Judaism, narrative, patriarchs, postmodernism, revelation, tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198269915
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198269919.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Brown, author
University of Durham
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