The Bible and Literature: a Personal View by Northrop Frye - Program 02 "The Shape of The Bible"


The Bible contains a series of U-shaped narratives in which the Israelites forsake their God, fall into catastrophe, pray to their God and are sent a deliverer or judge who frees the people and restores them to prosperity. Frye describes six such rises and falls from Eden to the Second Coming. Contains material from Lecture 2.

Bill Somerville
Technical Director: 
Ted Glickman
Conceived and Produced by: 
Robert Sandler
Executive Producer: 
Bob Rodgers
Gerard Beckers
Richard Cable
Don Elsliger
Keith Springer
Graphic Design: 
Ken Fong
Production Assistants: 
Anne Riemer Hart
Production Assistants: 
Frances Handleman
Assistant to Northrop Frye: 
Jane Widdicombe