Table of contents for Words and the Word : language, poetics, and biblical interpretation / Stephen Prickett.


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Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Ways of reading the Bible
2. 'The peculiar language of heaven ...': the religious and the poetic 'primal consciousness' and linguistic change
3. Poetry and prophecy
4. The paradoxes of disconfirmation
5. Metaphor and reality
Notes
Bibliography
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Bible Hermeneutics, Language and languages Religious aspects, Criticism