Luke's Stories of Jesus Theological Reading of Gospel Narrative and the Legacy of Hans Frei

by David Lee Kuo Cheun

Part of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement S. Series

Luke's Stories of Jesus Theological Reading of Gospel Narrative and the Legacy of Hans Frei Synopsis

The current interest in reading the Gospels as narratives has reclaimed aspects of these texts that historical-critical approaches failed to respect. The richness of these newer readings can, however, disguise their limitations as literary-critical exercises. Developing Hans Frei's concern for theological reading, David Lee reworks the narratology of the Dutch literary theorist Mieke Bal to produce a theological narrative reading practice that formally respects the text as scripture while leaving open the possible meanings that readers may construct for themselves in the act of reading. Lee demonstrates his approach through readings of the Narrator and the characters Jesus and the Demons as aspects of a composite Lukan narrative Christology.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781841270135
Publication date: 1st November 1999
Author: David Lee Kuo Cheun
Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 410 pages
Categories: Christian theology,

About David Lee Kuo Cheun

David Lee is Mission Adviser for the Church of England in the Diocese of Birmingham.

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