Telling Tales About Jesus Paperback

An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels

by Warren Carter;


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Telling Tales About Jesus

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Warren Carter leads the beginning student in an inductive exploration of the New Testament Gospels, asking about their genre, the view that they were written by eyewitnesses, the early church traditions about them, and how they employ Hellenistic biography. He examines the distinctive voice of each Gospel, describing the "tale about Jesus" each writer tells, then presenting likely views regarding the circumstances in which they were written, giving particular attention to often overlooked aspects of the Roman imperial setting. A sociohistorical approach suggests that Mark addressed difficult circumstances in imperial Rome; redaction criticism shows that Matthew edited traditions to help define identity in competition with synagogue communities in response to a fresh assertion of Roman power; a literary - thematic approach shows that Luke offers assurance in a context of uncertainty; an intertextual approach shows how John used Wisdom traditions to present Jesus as the definitive revealLer of God's presence to answer an ancient quest for divine knowledge. A concluding chapter addresses how the Gospels inform and shape our understanding of Jesus of Nazareth.

Telling Tales About Jesus by Warren Carter was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in March 2016. The ISBN for Telling Tales About Jesus is 9781451465457.

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Page last updated 15th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (March 2016)
Weight453g
Number of Pages352
Thickness25 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781451465457
ISBN-101451465459
Product Code4367411
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