Centering on God: Method and Message in Luke-Acts

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Religion - 256 pages

This comprehensive consideration of Luke-Acts offers lucid introductions to a wide variety of exegetical methods. Emphasizing the use of literary criticism, and relating the methods of Roland Barthes's five literary voices, the author analyzes point of view, levels of reliability, and strategies for reformulating reader response, narrative structure, characterization, textual gaps, the cultural repertoire, and redundant antitheses. This book advocates synthesis as the ultimate aim of reading and interpreting and opens new avenues for understanding this important unit of New Testament literature.



Series Preface
The Logic of the Story in Acts
Peter and Paul
Shared Presumptions
The Challenge of Synthesis

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About the author (1990)

Robert L. Brawley is Albert G. McGaw Professor Emeritus of New Testament at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of several books.

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