The Discipleship Paradigm: Readers and Anonymous Characters in the Fourth Gospel

The Discipleship Paradigm: Readers and Anonymous Characters in the Fourth Gospel

by David Beck, D. R. Beck
     
 

This work examines the function of anonymous characters in the Fourth Gospel narrative and how their anonymity enables reader identification, thereby facilitating reader participation in the claims of the narrative, specifically the recognition of and response to Jesus' identity.

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This work examines the function of anonymous characters in the Fourth Gospel narrative and how their anonymity enables reader identification, thereby facilitating reader participation in the claims of the narrative, specifically the recognition of and response to Jesus' identity.

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Thomas L. Brodie
...Beck uses three main kinds of arguments: literary theory, literary practice, and theology (the theology of discipleship)....Beck is on to something. From the opening chapters of Genesis the use of names is significant, and this study constitutes a partial uncovering of another instance of the enigmatic use of names. Beck may have misnamed the data—as Columbus misnamed the new continent—but there is some real discovery. The challenge now for research is to go back again and see whether the nature of this new continent can be clarified.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004107007
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
Biblical Interpretation Series , #27
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

David R. Beck, Ph.D. (1994) in New Testament, Duke University, is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He has published an earlier version of his theory of Fourth Gospel anonymity in Semeia 63 (1993).

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