Jesus the Hero: A Guided Literary Study of the Gospels

Jesus the Hero: A Guided Literary Study of the Gospels

by Leland Ryken


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941337592
Publisher: Weaver Book Company
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) is professor of English emeritus at Wheaton College, where he has taught since 1968. He is the author of more than fifty books, including How to Read the Bible as Literature (Zondervan), Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible (Baker), Windows to the World: Literature in Christian Perspective (Wipf & Stock), Effective Bible Teaching (Baker), A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible (Crossway), and co-editor of Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (IVP).

Table of Contents

Series Preface 7

Introduction: What You Need to Know about the Gospels 11

Narrative Genre: The Primary Form 23

Biography and Hero Story 33

Encounter Story and Conflict Story 43

Additional Narrative Forms 55

Passion Story 67

Discourse and Oration 81

Parable 97

Poetry and Proverb 111

A Gospel Miscellany 123

Afterword: Jesus Our Hero 135

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