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Christopher A. Beetham
The introduction of literary intertextuality into biblical studies has led to both discovery and dilemma. This study proposes new definitions of ‘allusion’ and ‘echo’ and a methodology on how to detect them, using the neglected letter of Colossians as a test case.
Geoff R. Webb
Drawing on the popular literature of the ancient world, this book offers a fresh look at issues surrounding Markan characterisation, and also calls for scholars to think more openly and flexibly about Markan genre.
Reading Luke-Acts through the lens of Greco-Roman physiognomics, this is a study of the use of physical descriptions in characterization in the biblical texts. Specifically, this work studies blindness as characterization and, ultimately, as an interpretive guide to Luke-Acts.
Kasper Bro Larsen
Recognizing the Stranger is the first monographic study of recognition type-scenes and motifs (anagnōrisis) in the Gospel of John. The book shows how the Gospel employs and transforms contemporary genre conventions in its portrait of Jesus as the divine stranger.
Douglas C. Estes
By redefining narrative temporality in light of modern physics, this book advances a unique and innovative approach to the deep-seated temporalities within the Gospel of John—and challenges the implicit assumptions of textual brokenness that run throughout Johannine scholarship.
Andrew J. Welburn
Utilising parallels from the Apocalypse of Adam and elsewhere, this book re-examines Mt.'s infancy narratives in the light of the apocalyptic and mythological background to the virgin birth. Jesus is shown as the fulfilment of universalistic hopes though not as Son of God. Mt.'s special ...
This book explores the usefulness of the concept of Wirkungsgeschichte for New Testament interpretation by analysing Mt 14:22-33 in the light of six works of art and a selection of nineteenth century theological texts.
James A. Metzger
While several recent studies have suggested that the Gospel of Luke recommends generous almsgiving or a relatively benign sharing ethic that mimics existing redistibutive measures in early Roman Palestine, this book argues that a much more subversive reading of the Gospel's wealth and ...
John B.F. Miller
Employing narrative criticism to provide a comprehensive examination of the dreams and visions in Luke-Acts, this study highlights those passages in which characters interpret their visionary encounters (e.g., the infancy narrative, Saul’s/Paul’s conversion, the Cornelius-Peter episode, and ...
Todd Penner and Caroline Vander Stichele
A collection of essays on early Christian, Jewish and Greco-Roman religious discourses in antiquity, focusing on the construction of gender in relationship to broader cultural and religious themes, argumentation and identity formation in the early centuries of the common era.
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