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What Are the Gospels?: A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography (The Biblical Resource Series)

Richard A. Burridge

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ISBN 10: 0802809715 / ISBN 13: 9780802809711
Published by Eerdmans, 2004
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Title: What Are the Gospels?: A Comparison with ...

Publisher: Eerdmans

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 2nd ed.

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Foreword by Graham Stanton

Richard Burridge's acclaimed study of the Christian Gospels is significantly updated and expanded in this second edition. Here Burridge engages the field of Gospel studies over the last hundred years, arguing convincingly for viewing the Gospels as biographical documents of the sort common throughout the Graeco-Roman world. In pursuing the question of his book's title, Burridge compares the work of the Christian evangelists with that of Graeco-Roman biographers. Drawing on insights from literary theory, he demonstrates that the widespread view of the Gospels as unique is false and discusses what a properly "biographical" perspective means for Gospel interpretation. New to this second edition of What Are the Gospels? are a long final chapter detailing the recent paradigm shift in Gospel scholarship -- a shift due in large part to this very book -- a foreword by Graham Stanton, and an appendix on the absence of comparable early Jewish biographies.

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Dr Burridge contends that scholarly study of the genre of the Gospels has gone full circle over the last century of critical scholarship.

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