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John as Storyteller By Revd Mark W. G. Stibbe

John as Storyteller
by Revd Mark W. G. Stibbe

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In this widely acclaimed study, Mark W. G. Stibbe shows how the fourth evangelist uses all the tactics of a skilled storyteller to promote his distinctive Christology. Literary and historical methods are boldly and convincingly integrated, suggesting thereby a new, holistic approach to the gospel literature.
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John as Storyteller: Narrative Criticism and the Fourth Gospel by Revd Mark W. G. Stibbe

In this widely acclaimed study of John's Gospel, Mark W. G. Stibbe shows how the fourth evangelist uses all the tactics of a skilled storyteller to promote his distinctive Christology. Literary and historical methodologies are integrated by the author in his narrative criticism, and a new, holistic approach to the gospel literature is suggested thereby.

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John as Storyteller Reviews


'No one seriously engaged in Johannine studies today can fail to read this book without profit.' Theology
'In this new, and in many respects fresh, look at the Gospel of John, Mark Stribbe breaks new ground by integrating the synchronic and diachronic styles of biblical criticism, and by treating the Gsopel from a literary, as well as historico-theological, point of view ... Stribbe's book is scholarly, closely argued and technical; but it is accessible, full of insights, and refreshingly free of footnotes. For most of the time it makes compelling reading. Stribbe knows the relevant literature, and engages usefully throughout with alternative scholarly positions. [The book] will remain an important marker in any future research into this Gospel.' Church Times
'His method is promising and his exegesis often provocative.' Expository Times
'A remarkably wide-ranging book, deriving inspiration from a great number of twentieth-century theorists of history and literature.' John Ashton, Epworth Review
"Stibbe has...tackled an ambitious and important project, executing it with care, clarity, erudition, and in full awareness of the difficulties involved. By the questions that it both answers and stimulates, John as Storyteller usefully points up many of the problems that attend biblical hermenuetics generally, and Johannine interpretation in particular." Journal of the American Academy of Religion
"No one seriously engaged in Johannine studies today can fail to read this book without profit." Theology
"Compelling reading...[the book] will remain an important marker in any future research into this Gospel." Church Times
"This is a significant contribution to the study of the Fourth Gospel, the passion materials, and narrative criticism....[I]t is certainly right headed, illustrating how literary, social, historical, and theological concerns can be mutually informing and supportive." R. Alan Culpepper, Journal of Biblical Literature
"The significance of this work is Stibbe's argument for an integrated methodology for Gospel studies that is inclusive of both literary and historical-critical tools....Pastors will find Stibbe's readings on John 18-19 thought-provoking and helpful for sermon preparation....students will find the first section of the work helpful for analyzing literary and historical critical methodologies." allen Williams, The Theological Educator

Table of Contents


Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The Method of Narrative Criticism and the Gospel of John: 1. The practical criticism of John's narrative; 2. Genre criticism of John's narrative; 3. The social function of John's narrative; 4. The narrative-historical approach to John's story; Part II. An Application of the Method of Narrative Criticism to John 18-19: Introduction; 5. A practical criticism of John 18-19; 6. A genre criticism of John 18-19; 7. A sociological reading of John 18-19; 8. A narrative-historical approach to John 18-19; Conclusion; References; Index of names and subjects.

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GOR004675553
John as Storyteller: Narrative Criticism and the Fourth Gospel by Revd Mark W. G. Stibbe
Revd Mark W. G. Stibbe
Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1994-12-08
232
0521477654
9780521477659
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