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Bibil Identifier bibil:247424
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Responses in the Miracle Stories of the Gospels
Title (English, ) Between Artistry and Inherited Tradition
Author Kiffiak, Jordash
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 429)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/429
Place 226.1.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-154083-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxix Pages
817 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Jordash Kiffiak offers the first concentrated study of a motif ubiquitous in the miracle stories of the gospels, namely the descriptions of characters' speech, feelings, physical actions and the like in response to miracles. Conventional wisdom sees the response motif as a means of casting the miracle worker in a positive light. However, the author's narrative-critical analysis argues that within each gospel the motif is employed creatively in a variety of ways. Responses serve to characterize various individuals and groups, both positively and negatively, sometimes in a more complex manner. They also contribute to the development of the plot, both in the individual episode and in the larger narrative. At the same time, observing that a network of features in the responses is shared among the gospels, Kiffiak argues that there is a common oral tradition behind the miracle stories, originating among the early followers of Jesus in the Galilee and/or Judea.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Miracle Story
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