The New Testament as Literature
- A Very Short Introduction
- Narrated by: Jonathan Walker
- Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-24-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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Looking at the New Testament through the lens of literary study, Kyle Keefer offers an engrossing exploration of this revered religious text as a work of literature, but also keeps in focus its theological ramifications.
Unique among books that examine the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact introduction offers an intriguing double-edged look at this universal text - a religiously informed literary analysis. The book first explores the major sections of the New Testament - the gospels, Paul's letters, and Revelation - as individual literary documents. Keefer shows how, in such familiar stories as the parable of the Good Samaritan, a literary analysis can uncover an unexpected complexity to what seems a simple, straightforward tale.
At the conclusion of the book, Keefer steps back and asks questions about the New Testament as a whole. He reveals that whether read as a single document or as a collection of works, the New Testament presents readers and listeners with a wide variety of forms and viewpoints, and a literary exploration helps bring this richness to light.
A fascinating investigation of the New Testament as a classic literary work, this Very Short Introduction uses a literary framework - plot, character, narrative arc, genre - to illuminate the language, structure, and the crafting of this venerable text.
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By Dwayne on 10-02-15
Good academic approach
This was a very concise scholarly approach to the Bible as literature. I am a professor at a Bible college and I will consider using this as one of my resources for a class. Though I personally believe the Bible to be God's Word to mankind, it is also useful to see how others approach it.
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