Encountering Jesus Paperback

Character Studies in the Gospel of John

by Cornelis Bennema;

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Encountering Jesus

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This book highlights how John's gospel seeks to challenge its readers, past and present, about where they stand in relation to Jesus. The last thirty years have seen an increased interest in the Bible as literature and story. Yet character appears to be neglected in both literary theory and narrative criticism. Indeed, there is not even agreement amongst scholars on how to approach, analyze and classify characters. This book is the first full-length treatment of all the characters in The Gospel of John that encounter and respond to Jesus. Applying a comprehensive theory of character to John's gospel, Bennema provides a fresh analysis of both the characters and their responses to Jesus. While the majority of scholars view most Johannine characters as 'flat' or more complex, developing and 'round'. John's broad array of characters and their responses to Jesus correspond to people and their choices in real life in any culture and time.

Encountering Jesus by Cornelis Bennema was published by Paternoster Press in November 2009 and is our 28855th best seller. The ISBN for Encountering Jesus is 9781842276662.

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Details for Encountering Jesus

Page last updated 22nd May 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherPaternoster Press (November 2009)
Number of Pages228
Thickness18 mm
Height152 mm
Width228 mm
Product Code2460108
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