The Prologue of the Fourth Gospel Hardback

A Sequential Reading

by Peter Michael Phillips;

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The Prologue of the Fourth Gospel

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Phillips undertakes a sequential reading of the "Prologue of John's Gospel". By using the reading strategies of Iser, Emmott, and Eco, the book establishes a reading strategy termed sequential disclosure, which is then applied to the text. In order to arrive at the reading, preliminary chapters focus both on historical interpretation of the "Prologue", in terms of reader response and on the role of the author, the use of persuasion, and the development of irony. Special focus is given to the role of the dramatic prologue, as well as the interaction between rhetoric, irony, and community. As such, the book discusses the role of the reading process in developing a specific community language. The book focuses on the didactic role of the "Prologue" in teaching readers this language, and so including them into the Johannine community. The reading of the "Prologue" highlights the key aspects of the reading process: ambiguity and disambiguation; resemanticization; antilanguage; community development; and intertextuality. A sequential reading of the "Prologue" highlights the didactic and evangelistic role of this text.

The Prologue of the Fourth Gospel by Peter Michael Phillips was published by Continuum in February 2006 and is our 60687th best seller. The ISBN for The Prologue of the Fourth Gospel is 9780567030658.

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Details for The Prologue of the Fourth Gospel

Page last updated 5th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherContinuum (February 2006)
Number of Pages280
Thickness17 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code119130
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