Item description for Moses in America: The Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative (Aar Cultural Criticism Series) by Melanie Jane Wright...
This title explores the retelling of the life of Moses in three 20th-century American narratives: Moses in Red, by Lincoln Steffens; Moses, Man of the Mountain, by Zora Neale Hurston; and Cecil B. DeMille's film, The Ten Commandments. Wright's analysis reveals that the figure of Moses has strong currency in American culture at many levels: mainstraem, white and black, intellectual and academic, religious and secular. More generally, she seeks throughout to address the question of why these three artists believed their arguments - and Wright insists that they are arguments - were best advanced by the re-presentation of an ancient biblical narrative.
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Studio: An American Academy of Religion Book
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 6.36" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.86 lbs.
Release Date Nov 14, 2002
Publisher An American Academy of Religion Book
ISBN 0195152263 ISBN13 9780195152265
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More About Melanie Jane Wright
Melanie Jane Wright was born in 1970.
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