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What are the Gospels? : a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography, Richard A. Burridge

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What are the Gospels? : a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography
Title
What are the Gospels?
Title remainder
a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Burridge
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The publication of Richard Burridge's What Are the Gospels? in 1992 inaugurated a transformation in Gospel studies by overturning the previous consensus about Gospel uniqueness. Burridge argued convincingly for an understanding of the Gospels as biographies, a ubiquitous genre in the Graeco-Roman world. To establish this claim, Burridge compared each of the four canonical Gospels to the many extant Graeco-Roman biographies. Drawing on insights from literary theory, he demonstrated that the previously widespread view of the Gospels as unique compositions was false. Burridge went on to discuss what a properly "biographical" perspective might mean for Gospel interpretation, which was amply demonstrated in the revised second edition reflecting on how his view had become the new consensus. This third, twenty-fifth anniversary edition not only celebrates the continuing influence of What Are the Gospels?, but also features a major new contribution in which Burridge analyzes recent debates and scholarship about the Gospels. Burridge both answers his critics and reflects upon the new directions now being taken by those who accept the biographical approach. This new edition also features as an appendix a significant article in which he tackles the related problem of the genre of Acts. A proven book with lasting staying power, What Are the Gospels? is not only still as relevant and instructive as it was when first published, but will also doubtlessly inspire new research and scholarship in the years ahead.--Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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1955-
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Burridge, Richard A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Greek literature
  • Religious biography
Label
What are the Gospels? : a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography, Richard A. Burridge
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-383) and indexes
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 generic features of early Graeco-Roman [bioi]
  • The generic features of later Graeco-Roman
  • The Synoptic gospels
  • The Fourth gospel
  • Conclusions and implications
  • Reactions and developments
  • Gospels and biography, 2000-2018: a critical review and implications for future research
  • Part one: the problem.
  • Historical survey
  • Genre criticism and literary theory
  • Genre criticism and Graeco-Roman biography
  • Evaluation of recent debate
  • Part two: the proposed solution.
  • Generic features
Control code
on1035367466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition.
Extent
xvi, I.112, 396 pages
Isbn
9781481308748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035367466
Label
What are the Gospels? : a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography, Richard A. Burridge
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-383) and indexes
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 generic features of early Graeco-Roman [bioi]
  • The generic features of later Graeco-Roman
  • The Synoptic gospels
  • The Fourth gospel
  • Conclusions and implications
  • Reactions and developments
  • Gospels and biography, 2000-2018: a critical review and implications for future research
  • Part one: the problem.
  • Historical survey
  • Genre criticism and literary theory
  • Genre criticism and Graeco-Roman biography
  • Evaluation of recent debate
  • Part two: the proposed solution.
  • Generic features
Control code
on1035367466
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition.
Extent
xvi, I.112, 396 pages
Isbn
9781481308748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035367466

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