Frank Kermode, 2 February 1984
Show More Holy Scripture: Canon, Authority, Criticism by James Barr.
Oxford, 181 pp., £13, June 1983, 0 19 826323 6Show More
Structuralist Interpretations of Biblical Myth by Edmund Leach and D. Alan Aycock.
Cambridge, 170 pp., £15, September 1983, 0 521 25491 4Show More
“... a one-man operation, but its most distinguished theorist, and Barr’s main target, is Brevard S. Childs, a professor at Yale. Barr is Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford and a scholar of immense distinction, so this is not a battle of pygmies. The arguments of Childs are most conveniently set forth in his Introduction to ...”