Mary; Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus

Mary; Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus

by Beverly Roberts Gaventa
     
 

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In this lucid account of Jesus' mother, Gaventa emphasizes literary analysis, addressing in turn: Matthew, Luke-Acts, John, and the second-century work Protoevangelium of James. Gaventa provides the scholar with much to ponder, but in a style accessible to students and the general reader.

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In this lucid account of Jesus' mother, Gaventa emphasizes literary analysis, addressing in turn: Matthew, Luke-Acts, John, and the second-century work Protoevangelium of James. Gaventa provides the scholar with much to ponder, but in a style accessible to students and the general reader.

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Gaventa, one of the few Protestant women to write about the mother of Jesus, employs literary analysis to explore the varying characterizations of Mary in four early Christian narratives<-- >Matthew, Luke-Acts, John, and the Protevangelium of James. She demonstrates that Matthew portrays Mary as the mother whose maternity poses a threat to the status quo, while Luke assigns her three separate roles<-->disciple, prophet, and mother. Gaventa shows how each portrayal is colored by the dynamic of scandal. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451416190
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
467 KB

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