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Bibil Identifier bibil:239242
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Theory of Character in New Testament Narrative
Author Bennema, Cornelis
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20194
Place 22.013
Publishing house Fortress Press
Place Minneapolis
ISBN 978-1-4514-7221-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvii Pages
216 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this study in three-dimensional character reconstruction, Cornelis Bennema presents a new theory of character in the New Testament literature. Although character has been the subject of focused literary-critical study of the New Testament since the 1970s, Bennema observes that there is still no consensus regarding how character should be understood in contemporary literary theory or in biblical studies.
Many New Testament scholars seem to presume that characters in Greco-Roman literature are two-dimensional, “Aristotelian” figures, unlike the well-rounded, psychologized individuals who appear in modern fiction. They continue nevertheless to apply contemporary literary theory to characters in ancient writings. Bennema here offers a full, comprehensive, and non-reductionist theory for the analysis, classification, and evaluation of characters in the New Testament.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Synchronic Methods : Narratology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Acts of the Apostles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy
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