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Columbia University Press is pleased to announce the publication of Elijah and the Rabbis: Story and Theology by Kristen H. Lindbeck.
Through an innovative synthesis of narrative critique, oral-formulaic study, folkloric research, and literary analysis, Kristen H. Lindbeck reads all the Elijah narratives in the Babylonian Talmud and details the rise of a distinct, quasi-angelic figure who takes pleasure in ordinary interaction. She concludes with a survey of Elijah's diverse roles from medieval times to today, throwing into brilliant relief the complex relationship between ancient Elijah traditions and later folktales and liturgy that show Elijah bringing benefits and blessings, appearing at circumcisions and Passover, and visiting households after the Sabbath.
Kristen H. Lindbeck is an assistant professor of Jewish studies at Florida Atlantic University.
To read an excerpt or find out more about this work go to:http://www.cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-13080-6/elijah-and-the-rabbis
Some interesting work on Elijah in rabbinic literature is also being done by Karin Hedner-Zetterholm. See most recently her, "Elijah's different roles: a reflection of the rabbinic struggle for authority in JSQ 16.2 (2009): 163-182.