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Reading the Gospels wisely : a narrative and theological introduction

Author: Jonathan T Pennington
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Baker Academic, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Jonathan Pennington examines the theological and ethical aims of the Gospel narratives, helping students see the fruit of historical and literary study. He contends that we can learn to read the Gospels well from various vantage points, including those of premodern, modern, and postmodern habits and postures. This textbook can stand on its own as a guide to reading the Gospels as Scripture. It is also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan T Pennington
ISBN: 9780801039379 0801039371
OCLC Number: 757475980
Description: xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What are the Gospels? defining "Gospel" --
What are the Gospels? understanding the "Gospel" genre --
Why do we need the Gospels? (or why Saint Paul is not enough) --
The joy and angst of having four Gospels --
Texts and history: the testimony of the fourfold witness --
Reading Holy Scripture well: three avenues --
Reading Holy Scripture well: intent, meaning, and posture --
Foundations for reading the Gospels well --
Reading the Gospels as stories: the "whatever strikes me" (WSM) hermeneutic versus narrative analysis --
Reading the Gospels as stories: circles of contextual meaning --
Summing it all up: applying and teaching the Gospels --
The Gospels as the archway of the canon.
Responsibility: Jonathan T. Pennington.
Local System Bib Number:
000572670

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Shows how the gospels, read as scripture within the framework of the whole New Testament, yield material for theological reflection and faithful practice.  Read more...
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