Signs of Weakness

Signs of Weakness

Juxtaposing Irish Tales and the Bible

eBook - 2001
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Are early Irish stories influenced by the Bible or transcriptions of pre-Christian Celtic lore? Layzer explores the practical and theoretical difficulties of determining 'influence' in ancient writing, and the relationship between the oral and the written, literacy and literature and the disciplines of Irish Studies and Biblical Studies. & This fascinating comparative study matches Samson, Jonah and Esther with three Irish heroes for similarities in theme and treatment. Among the features explored are weakness and heroic strength, gender and power, frailty and ambiguity. The sexy, counterintuiti.
Publisher: Sheffield, Eng. : Sheffield Academic Press, Ă2001
ISBN: 9780567574909
Characteristics: 1 online resource (241 pages)


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