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What are the Gospels? : a comparison with Graeco-Roman biography

Author: Richard A Burridge
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fifth Anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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The publication of Richard Burridge's What Are the Gospels? in 1992 inaugurated a transformation in Gospel studies by overturning the previous consensus about Gospel uniqueness. Burridge argued convincingly for an understanding of the Gospels as biographies, a ubiquitous genre in the Graeco-Roman world. To establish this claim, Burridge compared each of the four canonical Gospels to the many extant Graeco-Roman  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Burridge
ISBN: 1481308742 9781481308748 9780802809711 0802809715
OCLC Number: 1035367466
Description: xvi, I.112, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Gospels and biography, 2000-2018: a critical review and implications for future research --
Part one: The problem. Historical survey --
Genre criticism and literary theory --
Genre criticism and Graeco-Roman biography --
Evaluation of recent debate --
Part two: The proposed solution. Generic features --
The generic features of early Graeco-Roman [bíoi] --
The generic features of later Graeco-Roman [bíoi] --
The Synoptic gospels --
The Fourth gospel --
Conclusions and implications --
Reactions and developments.
Responsibility: Richard A. Burridge.

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A proven book with lasting staying power, What Are the Gospels? is not only still as relevant and instructive as it was when first published, but will doubtlessly inspire new research and scholarship  Read more...

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"A paradigm shift within a fieldimplications of the paradigm shift he has initiated will continue to be debated for many years to come." Louise Lawrence, Conversations in Religion and Theolog "I Read more...

 
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