Genre and Narrative Coherence in the Acts of the Apostles Paperback

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Genre and Narrative Coherence in the Acts of the Apostles

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Focusing specifically on the issue of genre methodology in Acts, Bale presents work which will have clear ramifications for the study of biblical texts in general. The first part of the work surveys the state of genre theory in Acts scholarship and demonstrates its inadequacy for both classifying and interpreting Acts. Bale constructs a new genre model rooted in contemporary genre theory, tackling the problematic issue in Biblical scholarship of the relationship between history and fiction in literature. From this theoretical analysis Bale presents a new, pragmatic model for genre which is non-exclusive and heavily intertextual. In part two Bale utilises the model in three original readings which draw heavily upon parallels from ancient literature. The first reading shows how a specific device at the beginning of Acts dictates interpretation. The second looks at the problem of Paul's status as apostle in Acts from a narrative rather than a propositional perspective. The final reading explores several passages in Acts which may instructively be read as incorporating themes and techniques from ancient comedy and related genres.

Genre and Narrative Coherence in the Acts of the Apostles by Alan Bale was published by Bloomsbury 3PL in August 2016. The ISBN for Genre and Narrative Coherence in the Acts of the Apostles is 9780567672025.

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Page last updated 29th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBloomsbury 3PL (August 2016)
Weight370g
Number of Pages264
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567672025
ISBN-100567672026
Product Code4448349
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