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John the Baptist : prophet of purity for a new age

Author: Catherine M Murphy
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2003.
Series: Interfaces (Collegeville, Minn.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how and why the authors of the first three Gospels shaped the story of John the Baptist around the story of Jesus. Careful comparison of these foundational texts yields not only the perspectives of the Synoptic authors but also a provisional sketch of the historical figure of the Baptist, which is then placed within the religious, political and economic context of first-century C.E. Judea. Special attention  Read more...
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Named Person: John, the Baptist Saint.; John, the Baptist Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine M Murphy
ISBN: 0814659330 9780814659335
OCLC Number: 51810795
Notes: "A Michael Glazier book."
Description: xviii, 185 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Will the Real Baptist Please Stand Up? --
Reading the Evidence: The Sources for John the Baptist --
The "Game Rules" for Reconstructing History from Ancient Witnesses --
Redaction Criticism: How and Why Authors Shape Their Stories --
The Synoptic Problem in the Account of the Baptism of Jesus --
A Solution to the Synoptic Problem: The Two-Source Hypothesis --
Redaction Criticism --
Baptist Vignettes in the Gospels: A Redaction-Critical Approach --
Fifteen Vignettes --
Some Redaction-Critical Results --
The Historical Baptist --
Another Angle on the Baptist Movement: Social-Scientific Criticism --
Definition, Scope, and Methods --
An Initial Exercise: A Map for Designing a Social-Scientific Inquiry --
An Inductive Exercise: From Text to Hypothesis --
Purification Movements in First-Century C.E. Judea --
A Deductive Exercise: From Model (Purity and Pollution) to Text --
An Inductive Exercise: First-Century Jewish Purification Movements.
Series Title: Interfaces (Collegeville, Minn.)
Responsibility: Catherine M. Murphy.

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Examines how and why the authors of the first three Gospels shaped the story of John the Baptist around the story of Jesus. Careful comparison of these foundational texts yields not only the perspectives of the Synoptic authors but also a provisional sketch of the historical figure of the Baptist, which is then placed within the religious, political and economic context of first-century C.E. Judea. Special attention is given to the interface between John and the Qumran community that scholars have proposed ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

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