By Kyle Keefer
The phrases, words, and tales of the recent testomony permeate the English language. certainly, this rather small staff of twenty-seven works, written through the top of the Roman Empire, not just helped create and maintain an enormous international faith, but additionally were critical to the bigger cultural dynamics of the West, above and past specific non secular expressions.
Looking on the New testomony during the lens of literary research, Kyle Keefer bargains an engrossing exploration of this respected spiritual textual content as a piece of literature, but in addition retains in concentration its theological ramifications. precise between books that research the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact advent bargains an exciting double-edged examine this common text--a religiously educated literary research. The e-book first explores the key sections of the recent Testament--the gospels, Paul's letters, and Revelation--as person literary files. Keefer exhibits how, in such established tales because the parable of the great Samaritan, a literary research can discover an unforeseen complexity to what turns out an easy, simple story. on the end of the ebook, Keefer steps again and asks questions about the recent testomony as an entire. He finds that even if learn as a unmarried rfile or as a set of works, the hot testomony provides readers with a wide selection of types and viewpoints, and a literary exploration is helping carry this richness to mild.
A attention-grabbing research of the recent testomony as a vintage literary paintings, this Very brief Introduction makes use of a literary framework--plot, personality, narrative arc, genre--to light up the language, constitution, and the crafting of this venerable text.
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