Brian O Murdoch

Brian O Murdoch

Brian O Murdoch is Emeritus professor of German at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He is best known for his work on the Medieval popular Bible - a term which he coined.

Murdoch's earliest work is concerned with the "Altdeutsche Genesis" and other German Adam Books, later exploring the same theme in other vernaculars. In several hundred published works he demonstrated the centrality of the "popular" (as opposed to the exegetical) understanding of the protoplasts in far wider areas of medieval thought than had hitherto been appreciated. He demonstrated that an awarenes of Adam motifs allows an entirely new reading of some of the classics of medieval literature, most notably Hartmann's "Gregorius". The broader impact of these studies has been to raise awareness of vernacular Bible traditions in many aspects of Medieval Studies.

Murdoch is also known for his work on Erich Maria Remarque.

elect bibliography

*cite book
last = Murdoch
first = Brian O.
title = The Fall of Man in the Early Middle High German Biblical Epic: the "Wiener Genesis", the "Vorau Genesis" and the "Anegenge".
publisher = Göppingen: Kümmerle
date= 1972
isbn =

*cite book
last = Murdoch
first = Brian O.
title = The Irish Adam and Eve Story from Saltair na Rann. Vol 2, Commentary
publisher = Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
date= 1976
isbn =

*cite book
last = Murdoch
first = Brian O.
title = Adam's Grace: Fall and Redemption in Medieval Literature
publisher = Cambridge D.S. Brewer
date= 2000
isbn =

*cite book
last = Murdoch
first = Brian O.
title = The Medieval Popular Bible: Expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages
publisher = Cambridge D.S. Brewer
date= 2003
isbn =

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