Dialogue Not Dogma Paperback

Many Voices in the Gospel of Luke

by Raj Nadella;

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Dialogue Not Dogma

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Lukan scholars offer varying responses to the issue of divergent viewpoints in the gospel regarding the identity of Jesus, wealth, women, and the emphasis on doing vis-à-vis hearing. Many forms of criticism attempt to explain or harmonize these apparent contradictions. Conversely, Raj Nadella argues that there is no dominant viewpoint in Luke and that the divergence in viewpoints is a unique literary feature to be celebrated rather than a problem to be solved.

Nadella interprets selected Lukan passages in light of Bakhtinian concepts such as dialogism, loophole, and exotopy to show that the disparate perspectives, and interplay between them, display Luke’s superior literary skills rather than his inability to produce a coherent work. Luke emerges as a work akin to Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov that accommodates competing views on several issues and allows them to enter into an unfinalizable dialogue as equal partners.

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Raj Nadella is an Assistant Professor of Religion at Adrian College in Michigan.

Dialogue Not Dogma by Raj Nadella was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in October 2012. The ISBN for Dialogue Not Dogma is 9780567446398.

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Chapter 1: Reading Luke in Light of Bakhtin: Theory, Possibilities, Limitations, Scope of the Study
Chapter 2: Blessed Are the Outsiders: Viewing Luke's Polyphonic Story of Jesus' Identity from a Distance
Chapter 3: To Each Its Own Loophole: Loophole Dialogues and the Tension between Hearing and Doing
Chapter 4: Downsizing the Wealthy? A Carnivalesque Reading of Luke's Portrayal of Wealth
Chapter 5: Contributions of this Study to Lukan Scholarship and the Ethical Implications of a Dialogic Reading of Luke
Index of References
Index of Authors


Details for Dialogue Not Dogma

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (October 2012)
Number of Pages160
Thickness9 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4068095
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