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Genre and Narrative Coherence in the Acts of the Apostles (Library Of New Testament Studies Series)

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Focusing specifically on the issue of genre methodology in Acts, Bale presents work which will have clear ramifications for the study of biblical texts in general. The first part of the work surveys the state of genre theory in Acts...


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Focusing specifically on the issue of genre methodology in Acts, Bale presents work which will have clear ramifications for the study of biblical texts in general. The first part of the work surveys the state of genre theory in Acts scholarship and demonstrates its inadequacy for both classifying and interpreting Acts. Bale constructs a new genre model rooted in contemporary genre theory, tackling the problematic issue in Biblical scholarship of the relationship between history and fiction in literature. From this theoretical analysis Bale presents a new, pragmatic model for genre which is non-exclusive and heavily intertextual.


In part two Bale utilises the model in three original readings which draw heavily upon parallels from ancient literature. The first reading shows how a specific device at the beginning of Acts dictates interpretation. The second looks at the problem of Paul's status as apostle in Acts from a narrative rather than a propositional perspective. The final reading explores several passages in Acts which may instructively be read as incorporating themes and techniques from ancient comedy and related genres.


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  • Catalogue Code 431942
  • Product Code 9780567655936
  • ISBN 0567655938
  • EAN 9780567655936
  • Pages 264
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Bloomsbury
  • Publication Date Feb 2015
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.564kg
  • Part One 1. Introduction: Genre And Narrative 2. A Survey Of Genre Proposals 3. The Theory Of Genre 4. History And Action Part Two 5. Introduction: Configuring The Narrative Of Acts 6. The Ambiguous Oracle 7. The Configuration Of Paul's Apostolic Status 8. An Introduction To Comedy And Characterization In Acts 9. Summary And Conclusions Works Cited Indexes

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