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Bibil Identifier bibil:155855
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mark at the Threshold
Title (English, ) Applying Bakhtinian Categories to Markan Characterisation
Author Webb, Geoff R.
Series Biblical Interpretation Series (Volume: 95)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 285/95
Place 226.3.01
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-16774-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 275 Pages
xii Pages
height in cm 25
Genre Original
Abstract The discussion concerning Markan characterisation (and Markan genre) can be helpfully informed by Bakhtinian categories. This book uses the twin foci of chronotope and carnival to examine specific characters in terms of different levels of dialogue. Various passages in Mark are examined, and thresholds are noted between interindividual character-zones, and between the hearing-reader and text-voices. Several generic contacts are shown to have shaped the text’s ‘genre-memory’ – in particular, the Graeco-Roman popular literature of the ancient world. The resultant picture is of an earthy, populist Gospel whose “voices” resonate with the “vulgar” classes, and whose spirituality is refreshingly relevant to everyday concerns.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Bakhtin, Mikhail
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Mark
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