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The Resource Joseph of Arimathea : a study in reception history, William John Lyons

Joseph of Arimathea : a study in reception history, William John Lyons

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Joseph of Arimathea : a study in reception history
Title
Joseph of Arimathea
Title remainder
a study in reception history
Statement of responsibility
William John Lyons
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Joseph of Arimathea: A Study in Reception History examines the extensive and convoluted afterlives of a minor biblical character who nevertheless plays a major role in three pivotal scenes in the passion of Jesus Christ as presented by the four canonical Gospels: the request to Pilate for the body, the descent from the cross, and the burial of Jesus' corpse. Characterised in subtly different ways by each Evangelist, these sparse biblical Josephs were expanded, expounded, translated, harmonised, and extended by early literary sources and developed thematically by the artistic traditions of the Renaissance. In the Medieval Period, Joseph arrived, by "fortuitous" accident, in the British Isles, becoming an iconic figure for English nationalists (through the Glastonbury tradition) and for British Imperialists (through Parry's musical setting of Blake's Jerusalem). Twentieth-century developments in church life, film, literature, spiritualism, and studies of the historical Joseph round out what such a minor character can accomplish, given a sufficient richness in original texts and the right opportunities afforded by later cultural developments. In Joseph of Arimathea's case, certain aspects proved highly adaptable, especially the sharp contrast provided by his portrayal as a bold active figure in the Gospel of Mark and as a fearful passive character in the Gospel of John, the attractiveness of his wealth and nobility to those who considered themselves of similar (or much higher) status, and the opportunities provided by his swift appearance and departure from the most important event in Christianity's foundational documents
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BTCTA
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Lyons, William John
Dewey number
226/.092
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2460.J67
LC item number
L96 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Biblical refigurations
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joseph
  • Joseph
  • Joseph
Label
Joseph of Arimathea : a study in reception history, William John Lyons
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The biblical Joseph -- The early Joseph -- The Renaissance Joseph -- The Glastonbury Joseph -- The 'Jerusalem' Joseph -- The twentieth-century Joseph
Control code
000399025
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780199695928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013945567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000399025
  • (OCoLC)859580313
Label
Joseph of Arimathea : a study in reception history, William John Lyons
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The biblical Joseph -- The early Joseph -- The Renaissance Joseph -- The Glastonbury Joseph -- The 'Jerusalem' Joseph -- The twentieth-century Joseph
Control code
000399025
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
vi, 193 pages
Isbn
9780199695928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013945567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000399025
  • (OCoLC)859580313

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