What Are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography

ISBN-10: 0802809715
ISBN-13: 9780802809711
Edition: 2nd 2004
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 380
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Graham Stanton is Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Original Edition
Abbreviations
The Problem
History Survey
From the Nineteenth to the Twentieth Century
The Rise of Form Criticism
Redaction Criticism and the Return of the Author
The Search for a Genre
Conclusion
Genre Criticism and Literary Theory
Historical Background
Purposes and Functions
Definitions and Levels
Development and Relationships
Interpretation and Evaluation
Conclusion
Genre Criticism and Graeco-Roman Biography
Genre Use and Theory
The Genre of Graeco-Roman Biography
Greek and Hellenistic Biography
Roman Biography
Conclusion
Evaluation of Recent Debate
The First Protests
The Response
The New Orthodoxy?
Conclusion
The Proposed Solution
Generic Features
Opening Features
Subject
External Features
Internal Features
Conclusion
The Generic Features of Early Graeco-Roman [characters not reproducible]
Introducing the Examples
Opening Features
Subject
External Features
Internal Features
Conclusion
The Generic Features of Later Graeco-Roman [characters not reproducible]
Introducing the Examples
Opening Features
Subject
External Features
Internal Features
Conclusion
The Synoptic Gospels
Opening Features
Subject
External Features
Internal Features
Conclusion
The Fourth Gospel
Opening Features
Subject
External Features
Internal Features
Conclusion
Conclusions and Implications
Contribution and Results
Generic Implications
Hermeneutical Implications
Conclusion
Reactions and Developments
Reactions and Responses
Implications and Further Developments
Conclusion
Analysis Charts of Verb Subjects
Gospel Genre, Christological Controversy and the Absence of Rabbinic Biography
Select Bibliography
Index of Passages
Index of Names and Subjects

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