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by John F. A. Sawyer


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Sawyer's new book is unusually important for at least two reasons In the history of biblical interpretation, Isaiah certainly is a very good test case.

Sawyer's new book is unusually important for at least two reasons. one can easily lose oneself in the sheer volume of evidence Sawyer introduces. In the history of biblical interpretation, Isaiah certainly is a very good test case. Sawyer thus puts this prophet's work to the test of how has it been translated throughout the generations.

The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity. Cambridge University Press, 1996, Paperback.

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In The Fifth Gospel, John F. Sawyer seeks to rectify this situation, proposing a model for the critical biblical . As a general, non-technical introduction to the interpretation of Isaiah in the Christian tradition, The Fifth Gospel is a success.

To exemplify his approach, Sawyer has chosen the inexhaustibly rich instance of Isaiah in the Christian tradition. It is clearly written, informative, and a pleasure to browse.

There is much interest in reader-response, the history of interpretation and the sociology of sacred texts-in what the text does as much as what it means. With full documentation and illustrations, Sawyer gives an insight into Isaiah's influence, from the cult of the Virgin Mary and anti-Semitism to Christian feminism and liberation theology

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This is a new type of commentary on some of the most familiar language and imagery in the Bible, showing how Isaiah has been used by Christians in all kinds of contexts up to the present. There is much interest in reader-response, the history of interpretation and the sociology of sacred texts--in what the text does as much as what it means. With full documentation and illustrations, Sawyer gives an insight into Isaiah's influence, from the cult of the Virgin Mary and anti-Semitism to Christian feminism and liberation theology.

Comments: (3)

Jox
In the history of biblical interpretation, Isaiah certainly is a very good test case. Sawyer thus puts this prophet's work to the test of how has it been translated throughout the generations. He presents a very strong and salient case for this providing examples from not only biblical scholarship but the arts as well as politics, etc. He certainly includes the historical critical results as players on the field, but does not limit the scope as they do to form and method to the exclusion of content.

His research from such produces some amazing statements, e.g. "to underline the fact that many of the most familiar themes and quotations from the 'Fifth Gospel' owe that familiarity to their appearance already in early Christian scripture as much as to the Church's use of the original Book of Isaiah. They had already received their Christian meaning, in other words, almost before the Church came into existence."

It is hard to imagine another biblical book which had so much impact on the church and history as Isaiah, however, the author encourages works on these other books to be produced to test the hypothesis. The chapters in the book contribute the overview of Isaiah's impact not only in periods of church history, but also thematically and then categorically in impacting such as feminine theology, art, music, literature, historical quest, etc. This is well supplemented by 38 plates of art which is referred to as the examination progresses.

Well written, researched and a delightful venture into this most fascinating Prophet whose prophecy certainly has enlivened usage diverse and abundant. Highly recommended!
Burisi
A well researched historical look at how Isaiah plays into the centuries. It is interesting to see all the information, but it is generally very boring. It was a required book for class.
Shakagul
The history of a text's interpretation (or its reception) is at long last being taken seriously as a vital aspect of interpreting it. Sawyer here delivers on his long-awaited promise to pursue such a line of enquiry with respect to the book of Isaiah. As he says, much that is of great interest to readers of Isaiah lies not in reconstructed philology or historical setting, but in its appropriation in music, art, and the general mythology of Christianity (e.g. the ox and the ass of the nativity scene; the suffering servant in the passion...). We can only hope that this might signal the beginning of the end of dry-as-dust and theologically thin commentaries on biblical books, and the beginning of a whole new approach to dialoging with ancient texts. Groundbreaking.
The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity download epub
Bible Study & Reference
Author: John F. A. Sawyer
ISBN: 0521565960
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 26, 1996)
Pages: 332 pages