Host, Guest, Enemy and Friend: Portraits of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts

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P. Lang, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 405 pages
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This fascinating study explores the enigmatic portrayals of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts. The characterization of the Pharisees is examined in the context of the social dynamics inherent in the narratives. The fusion of these narratological and social modes of analysis represents not only a fresh approach to the Pharisees in Luke and Acts, but also is a significant advance in gospel study.

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Contents

Characterization in Modern Literary Theory
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Characterization in Ancient Narratives
84
Characterization of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts
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The Author: David B. Gowler is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. He formerly was Assistant Professor of Religion at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and his B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. He has also published in a wide variety of journals.

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