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Jesus the riddler : the power of ambiguity in the Gospels

Author: Tom Thatcher
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.; Jesus Christus.; Jesus Christus.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Thatcher
ISBN: 066422640X 9780664226404
OCLC Number: 62895846
Description: xxvii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface : the quest for Jesus the riddler; or what this book will and won't (try to) prove --
pt. 1. art of ambiguity : what riddles are and how to find them --
1. So what is a "riddle"? : the art of ambiguity --
2. "Everybody knows that one" : ambiguity and identity --
3. Riddling sessions : the playground of the mind --
4. Finding riddles in written texts --
pt. 2. Jesus the riddler --
5. art of the absurd : parables and puzzles; or "the kingdom of God is just like that, except it's the exact opposite" --
6. It's good to be the riddler, unless you're playing with Jesus --
7. "Your answer or your life" : caught with no alternative --
8. messianic ambiguity --
9. unbrokered kingdom of nobodies : eating and drinking with the Crossanian Jesus --
10. empire of wit; or maybe Peter really did have the "keys to the kingdom."
Responsibility: Tom Thatcher.

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