Characterization in the Gospels

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David Rhoads, Kari Syreeni
A&C Black, 1999 M01 1 - 298 pages
This volume examines characterization in the four Gospels and in the Sayings Gospel Q. Peter in Matthew, Lazarus in John, and Jesus as Son of Man in Q are examples of the characters studied. The general approach is narrative-critical. At the same time, each contribution takes special effort to widen the scope beyond the narrated world to include the text's ideological and real-life setting as well as its effective history. New ways of doing narrative criticism are thus proposed. The concluding essay by David Rhoads delineates the development and envisions the future of narrative criticism in Gospel studies.

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Contents

Preface
7
Individuality and Ideology
49
The Rich Man and
73
Peter as Character and Symbol in the Gospel of Matthew
106
TALVIKKI MATTILA
153
ARTO JÄRVINEN
180
RAIMO HAKOLA
223
DAVID RHOADS
264
Index of References
286
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David Rhoads is Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago. Kari Syreeni is Professor of New Testament at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

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