Host, Guest, Enemy, and Friend: Portraits of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Mar 25, 2008 - Religion - 422 pages
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This fascinating study explores the enigmatic portrayals of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts. The characterization of the Pharisees is examined in the context of the social dynamics inherent in the narratives. The fusion of these narratological and social modes of analysis represents not only a fresh approach to the Pharisees in Luke and Acts, but also is a significant methodological advance in gospel study.
 

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Contents

Characterization in Modern Literary Theory
29
Characterization in Ancient Narratives
84
Characterization of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts
177
Conclusion
297
B Characterization Techniques in Ancient Narratives
333

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David B. Gowler is the Pierce Professor of Religion at Oxford College of Emory University, Oxford, Georgia. He is the author of What Are They Saying About the Parables? and What Are They Saying About the Historical Jesus? He has also published numerous articles, chapters in books, and book reviews; is the editor of several other books; and has served as Associate Editor of Emory Studies in Early Christianity since 1991.

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