John the Baptist (Interfaces Series): Prophet of Purity for a New Age

John the Baptist (Interfaces Series): Prophet of Purity for a New Age

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ISBN-13: 9780814659335
Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresix
Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxv
Abbreviationsxvii
Chapter 1Will the Real Baptist Please Stand Up?1
Reading the Evidence: The Sources for John the Baptist3
The "Game Rules" for Reconstructing History from Ancient Witnesses13
Chapter 2Redaction Criticism: How and Why Authors Shape Their Stories23
The Synoptic Problem in the Account of the Baptism of Jesus24
A Solution to the Synoptic Problem: The Two-Source Hypothesis28
Redaction Criticism35
Chapter 3Baptist Vignettes in the Gospels: A Redaction-Critical Approach41
Fifteen Vignettes42
Some Redaction-Critical Results80
The Historical Baptist83
Chapter 4Another Angle on the Baptist Movement: Social-Scientific Criticism85
Definition, Scope, and Methods87
An Initial Exercise: A Map for Designing a Social-Scientific Inquiry89
An Inductive Exercise: From Text to Hypothesis96
Chapter 5Purification Movements in First-Century C.E. Judea109
A Deductive Exercise: From Model (Purity and Pollution) to Text110
An Inductive Exercise: First-Century Jewish Purification Movements134
Chapter 6Conclusion157
Glossary161
Bibliography167
Index of Scripture and Ancient Sources175
Index of Modern Authors183

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