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The Resource Gospel writing : a canonical perspective, Francis Watson

Gospel writing : a canonical perspective, Francis Watson

Label
Gospel writing : a canonical perspective
Title
Gospel writing
Title remainder
a canonical perspective
Statement of responsibility
Francis Watson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
That there are four canonical versions of the one gospel story is often seen as a problem for Christian faith: where gospels multiply, so too do apparent contradictions that may seem to undermine their truth claims. In Gospel Writing Francis Watson argues that differences and tensions between canonical gospels represent opportunities for theological reflection, not problems for apologetics. Watson presents the formation of the fourfold gospel as the defining moment in the reception of early gospel literature -- and also of Jesus himself as the subject matter of that literature. As the canonical division sets four gospel texts alongside one another, the canon also creates a new, complex, textual entity more than the sum of its parts. A canonical gospel can no longer be regarded as a definitive, self-sufficient account of its subject matter. It must play its part within an intricate fourfold polyphony, and its meaning and significance are thereby transformed. In elaborating these claims, Watson proposes nothing less than a new paradigm for gospel studies -- one that engages fully with the available noncanonical material so as to illuminate the historical and theological significance of the canonical
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2555.52
LC item number
.W38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gospel writing : a canonical perspective, Francis Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 620-644) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I : THE ECLIPSE OF THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL. Augustine's ambiguous legacy -- Dismantling the canon : Lessing/Reimarus -- PART II : REFRAMING GOSPEL ORIGINS. The coincidences of Q -- Luke the interpreter -- Thomas versus Q -- Interpreting a Johannine source (Jn, GEger) -- Reinterpreting in Parallel (Jn, GTh, GPet) -- PART III : THE CANONICAL CONSTRUCT. The East : limiting plurality -- The West : towards consensus -- Origen : canonical hermeneutics -- Image, symbol, liturgy -- In lieu of a conclusion: seven theses on Jesus and the canonical Gospel
Control code
806521922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 665 pages
Isbn
9780802840547
Lccn
2012046193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)806521922
Label
Gospel writing : a canonical perspective, Francis Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 620-644) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I : THE ECLIPSE OF THE FOURFOLD GOSPEL. Augustine's ambiguous legacy -- Dismantling the canon : Lessing/Reimarus -- PART II : REFRAMING GOSPEL ORIGINS. The coincidences of Q -- Luke the interpreter -- Thomas versus Q -- Interpreting a Johannine source (Jn, GEger) -- Reinterpreting in Parallel (Jn, GTh, GPet) -- PART III : THE CANONICAL CONSTRUCT. The East : limiting plurality -- The West : towards consensus -- Origen : canonical hermeneutics -- Image, symbol, liturgy -- In lieu of a conclusion: seven theses on Jesus and the canonical Gospel
Control code
806521922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 665 pages
Isbn
9780802840547
Lccn
2012046193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)806521922

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