Reflections on “Nomadic Text” (Part II)

In this first half of Nomadic Text, Breed does much to complicate a notion of biblical reception history.[1] The problematic nature of borders frames this argument, specifically the murky ways in which biblical scholars often define (or fail to define) the differentiations between the composition and reception of texts. No longer may complicated zones beContinue reading “Reflections on “Nomadic Text” (Part II)”

Reflections on “Nomadic Text” (Part I)

As someone planning a dissertation on “reception history” (albeit it somewhat differently defined and undertaken than Breed), Brennan Breed’s concept of reception history and his application in Nomadic Text offer several potentially fruitful routes forward. Foremost, Breed offers numerous opportunities for raised awareness of the issues surrounding the field of reception history. First, he rightlyContinue reading “Reflections on “Nomadic Text” (Part I)”