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Moses in AmericaThe Cultural Uses of Biblical Narrative$
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Melanie Jane Wright

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195152265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195152263.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
Moses in America

Melanie J. Wright

Oxford University Press

This chapter outlines the theory and methodology that underpins the rest of the study. It touches on the history of literary and artistic representations of Moses. It then describes cultural studies, approaches to religion, and the discipline of reception studies, both of which inform the study. Finally, it discusses the contemporary expansion of the concerns of biblical studies, and sketches key features of American religious life as they relate to the study – more particularly, the use of Exodus typology in American public life.

Keywords:   American, Biblical studies, cultural studies, Exodus typology, Moses, reception studies, religion

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