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Bibil Identifier bibil:224290
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Plot of Q
Author Fleddermann, Harry T.
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 88, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 43-69 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay addresses two questions: (1) Is Q a narrative?, and (2) Is Q a narrative gospel? Both questions receive an affirmative answer as Q has all the essential characteristics of a narrative, including an identifiable plot, and all the essential elements of a gospel. The author of Q develops the plot of Q in a series of dialogues and speeches. The five dialogues in Q provide a symbolic presentation of the transformation Jesus undergoes in the crucifixion and resurrection and a range of reactions to this tranformation. The speeches of Q unfold the four dimensions of the revelation contained in the transformation: (1) The disclosure of Jesus as the end-time savior and judge, (2) The revelation of a new way of living through absolute faith in God to the exclusion of any concern for the Self, (3) The revelation of a new radical ethic of love, and (4) The disclosure of a new understanding of community as a radical religious and economic democracy.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.88.1.2164169
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Logia (Q)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Narrative
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