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Scripture, Metaphysics, and Poetry: Austin Farrer's the Glass of Vision With Critical Commentary (Ashgate Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts), edited by the Rev. Dr. Robert MacSwain, offers a critical edition of arguably the greatest work of English theology in the 20th century: Austin Farrer's Bampton Lectures published as The Glass of Vision in 1948. The lectures defend Farrer's famous theory of divine revelation through images rather than propositions or events, a provocative account of the place of metaphysical reasoning in theology, and a literary approach to the Biblical text that was decades ahead of its time and is still controversial.

Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Intepretation, by The Rev. Dr. Christopher Bryan, traces the history of modern approaches to the Bible, particularly historical criticism, noting its successes and failures. Basing his work on a wide knowledge of literature and literary critical theory, Bryan poses the question of what should be the task of the biblical scholar in the 21st century.