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What are the Gospels? : A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography

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This soft cover book is in fair condition. It is a book that has obviously been read. There are a number of instances of text having been highlighted with highlighter pens throughout the book (see photos). The page edges and ends have yellowed quite noticeably and are beginning to show signs of foxing (see photo). Externally, while the book's covers are intact, there are a number of nicks and creases in the covers' surface. The book's corners are square and the spine remains unbroken. The above are purely aesthetic and do not interfere with the legibility of the text.

'In this work Dr Burridge contends that scholarly study of the genre of the Gospels has gone full circle over the last century of critical scholarship. The question of how the Gospels should be categorised is still a vexed one and - surprisingly - there is still no consensus. This book analyses and evaluates the debate over the course of the last century. It shows that while the nineteenth-century assumption that the Gospels could be likened to biographies has been denied by the mainstream scholarship of this century, in recent years a biographical genre has begun to be assumed once more. Dr Burridge provides a good foundation for the re-introduction of this biographical view of the Gospels by comparing the work of the Evangelists to the development of biography in the Graeco-Roman world, and by drawing on insights from literary theory. The author shows that the view that the Gospels are unique, which is still widespread among biblical scholars, is false: a first-century reader would have seen the Gospels as biographies, or 'Lives' of Jesus, and they must therefore be interpreted in this light.'

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Author(s):
Burridge, Richard, A.
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521483638
ISBN-13:
9780521483636
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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This soft cover book is in fair condition. It is a book that has obviously been read. There are a number of instances of text having been highlighted with highlighter pens throughout the book (see photos). The page edges and ends have yellowed quite noticeably and are beginning to show signs of foxing (see photo). Externally, while the book's covers are intact, there are a number of nicks and creases in the covers' surface. The book's corners are square and the spine remains unbroken. The above are purely aesthetic and do not interfere with the legibility of the text.

'In this work Dr Burridge contends that scholarly study of the genre of the Gospels has gone full circle over the last century of critical scholarship. The question of how the Gospels should be categorised is still a vexed one and - surprisingly - there is still no consensus. This book analyses and evaluates the debate over the course of the last century. It shows that while the nineteenth-century assumption that the Gospels could be likened to biographies has been denied by the mainstream scholarship of this century, in recent years a biographical genre has begun to be assumed once more. Dr Burridge provides a good foundation for the re-introduction of this biographical view of the Gospels by comparing the work of the Evangelists to the development of biography in the Graeco-Roman world, and by drawing on insights from literary theory. The author shows that the view that the Gospels are unique, which is still widespread among biblical scholars, is false: a first-century reader would have seen the Gospels as biographies, or 'Lives' of Jesus, and they must therefore be interpreted in this light.'

Author(s):
Burridge, Richard, A.
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521483638
ISBN-13:
9780521483636
Number of pages:
292
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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