The New Testament and Literature: A Guide to Literary Patterns

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Open Court Publishing, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 394 pages
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The New Testament is perhaps the most influential book in the world from both an intellectual and literary standpoint. Still, few readers understand how to read the New Testament as a piece of literature. The New Testament and Literature acts as a guide, focusing on the underlying patterns that combine ideas with literary devices. The book identifies the literary formulas in the New Testament and shows how these elements have shaped English and American literature.
  

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Contents

The Most Difficult Book in the World?
3
The DNA of the New Testament
21
The Gospel of Luke
47
The Gospel of John
65
Making a Church
82
Paul the Thinker
101
Paul the Leader
118
The Art of Revelation
136
The Christian Life
197
A Tradition of Individualism
218
The Glory Part
236
Scornful Wonder
251
Keeping Watch
275
Difficultand Easy
300
The Dream of the Rood
325
Hymns and Gospel Songs
341

Part II
155
Early and Late
157
Revive Us Again
175

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About the author (2006)

Steve Cox has devoted his life to chronicling classic TV. A frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and TV Guide, he has written books on The Addams Family (the old-money ghouls), Gilligan's Island, Green Acres, The Tonight Show, and Many other great shows. He lives in Burbank, California.

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