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A classified and annotated bibliography of works published in English, with an introduction to literary-critical approaches to the Bible, cross-references, and an author index. The organization is by books and subdivisions of books of the Bible, preceded by several general sections. Books and articles are listed separately. (Introduction)
"A classified bibliography "of works that draw on modern literary criticism for a scholarly study of the Bible."--Pref. 1,749 entries in six sections: (1) Basis (foundational works in fields other than religion); (2) Theory; (3) Method; (4) Criticism (studies arranged by book of the Bible); (5) Evaluation (of the types of titles in pt. 4); (6) Implications. The Criticism section includes all materials publ. through 1990 that the author could locate; all other sections are selective. Generous use of cross-references in annotations and at the beginning of sections. Author, title, and subject indexes." (Balay)