Intricately Connected contains academic papers presented by Kim at various international conferences in the fields of biblical studies, literary criticism, and intertexuality. The articles examine the question of how various literatures connect to consciousness and culture at personal and collective levels. The focus is on the functionality of literature across time and space and addresses such questions as: How do later books of the Bible, such as Jeremiah, utilize consciousness and ideas from earlier times, such as those found in the book Deuteronomy? How does Toni Morrison link African-American experience of today with experience of slavery hundreds of years ago? How does the film Da Vinci Code (2006) assess and manipulate the received tradition of the Lord's Supper?
Heerak Christian Kim is Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies at Asia Evangelical College and Seminary in Bangalore, India.
Chapter 1 1: The Lord's Supper as the Key Signifier in The Da Vinci Code (2006) Chapter 2 2: Jeremiah 11:1-17 and Deuteronomy 29 Compared: A Study in Structure, Language, and Ideas to Elucidate Their Relationship Chapter 3 3: Luke 4:14-30 and its Socio-Historical Context of Galilee for Understanding Jesus of Nazareth and the Jesus Movement Chapter 4 4: The Psalms of Solomon as a Proz-Zadokite Document: A Content-Thematic Examination of Chapter 17 Chapter 5 5: Prohibition Imperative in Septuagint Greek Chapter 6 6: Beloved as the Source of Redemption: Toni Morrison's Contribution to the Phenomenon of Scripturalization