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Narrative Criticism of the New Testament: An Introduction

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Narrative criticism is a relatively recent development that applies literary methods to the study of Scripture. James Resseguie suggests that this approach to reading the Bible treats the text as a self-contained unit and avoids complications raised by other critical methods of interpretation.
Resseguie begins with an introductory chapter that surveys the methods of narrat
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Baker Academic
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This is a delightful book that not only performs on a broader scale what I tried to do in my scholarly research during my Ph.D. program, but it makes the techniques of rhetorical criticism and literary analysis available to anyone (particularly college and seminary students, but it is incredibly accessible to laypersons). And, in case one hasn’t grasped the method by the conclusion of the book, the author provides an insightful checklist on pp. 242-4.

After a brief explanation of the close readin
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The first chapter is Resseguie's introduction to the concept of Narrative Criticism into the world of biblical studies. He examines its roots in the New Criticism, and then carefully shows the distinctions between the two. The most important distinctions are that New Criticism ignored the reader's response to the text and the author's intent and socio-historical location, while narrative criticism does not. In simplest terms, narrative criticism examines the Bible as literature, treating the for ...more
Jason Gardner
This is a solid primer on the discipline of a narrative-critical reading of scripture. Resseguie shows himself a capable writer with a firm grasp of the various components of literature. This is a very enjoyable read and that's saying something for a work on critical approaches to the Bible!
Jon Sedlak
This was an excellent introduction to New Testament narrative criticism. It's also a very conservative approach to the subject. I highly recommend this book as a tool for NT exegesis.
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