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The Renaissance Bible
Scholarship, Sacrifice, and Subjectivity

By Debora Shuger

The Renaissance Bible
Paperback, 313 pages $39.95
Published: 15th June 2010
ISBN: 9781602583092
Format: 9in x 6in

Subjects: All Biblical Studies, All Cultural Studies, All History, All Religious Studies, Church History

First published in 1998 by the University of California Press, The Renaissance Bible skillfully navigates the immense but neglected materials spanning the gap between medieval biblical scholarship and the rise of Higher Criticism. Debora Kuller Shuger powerfully demonstrates the disciplinary fusion of Renaissance biblical scholarship—in which the Bible remained the primary locus for cultural, anthropological, and psychological reflection—against modern historians’ penchant for bracketing all things religious when reimagining the Renaissance world. Despite the considerable ground she covers and the interdisciplinary nature of her subject, Shuger never roves. Her penetrating focus casts remarkable light on her subject, especially Renaissance writers’ use of the Passion. Their concerns emerge as surprisingly contemporary, inviting the reader to reflect on such relevant topics as selfhood, violence, and gender.

“Debora Shuger is one of the most original interpreters of the English Renaissance now writing, and The Renaissance Bible is her best book yet. . . . [It] will help revitalize the study of religion for Renaissance scholars and cultural critics generally.”

—Jeffrey Knapp, author of An Empire Nowhere and Shakespeare Only

“This book is of vital importance to Renaissance studies.”

—Regina Schwartz, author of Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism

"[The Renaissance Bible] is suggestive and at times provocative in what it sets forth, and forms a useful component to work on the Reformation Bible."

—Journal of Ecclesiastical History (2012, 63:3)

Debora Kuller Shuger is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has written numerous books, including Censorship and Cultural Sensibility: The Regulation of Language in Tudor-Stuart England (2006)and Political Theologies in Shakespeare’s England (2001). She lives in the greater Los Angeles area.  

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 313 pages
 9in x 6in
6 b/w images

  HIS037020, REL006080, REL033000
 Baylor University Press

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