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Recognizing the Stranger: Recognition Scenes in the Gospel of John (Hardback)

Kasper Bro Larsen

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ISBN 10: 9004166904 / ISBN 13: 9789004166905
Edité par Brill, Netherlands, 2008
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Recognizing the Stranger is the first monographic study of recognition scenes and motifs in the Gospel of John. The recognition type-scene (anagnorisis) was a common feature in ancient drama and narrative, highly valued by Aristotle as a touching moment of truth, e.g., in Oedipus tragic self-discovery and Odysseus happy homecoming. The book offers a reconstruction of the conventions of the genre and argues that it is one of the most recurrent and significant literary forms in the Gospel. When portraying Jesus as the divine stranger from heaven, the Gospel employs and transforms the formal and ideological structures of the type-scene in order to show how Jesus true identity can be recognized behind the half-mask of his human appearance. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9789004166905

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Titre : Recognizing the Stranger: Recognition Scenes...

Éditeur : Brill, Netherlands

Date d'édition : 2008

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Recognizing the Stranger is the first monographic study of recognition scenes and motifs in the Gospel of John. The recognition type-scene (anagnōrisis) was a common feature in ancient drama and narrative, highly valued by Aristotle as a touching moment of truth, e.g., in Oedipus' tragic self-discovery and Odysseus' happy homecoming. The book offers a reconstruction of the conventions of the genre and argues that it is one of the most recurrent and significant literary forms in the Gospel. When portraying Jesus as the divine stranger from heaven, the Gospel employs and transforms the formal and ideological structures of the type-scene in order to show how Jesus' true identity can be recognized behind the half-mask of his human appearance.

About the Author:

Kasper Bro Larsen, Ph.D. (2006) is Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies at University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has published on various topics related to early Christianity, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, wisdom literature, and the Gospel of John.

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