Jesus' Appearances and Disappearances in Luke 24

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BRILL, 2000 - Religion - 279 pages
This volume gives an exegetical analysis of the post-resurrection stories in Luke 24 as narratives about Jesus' appearances and disappearances. In the book two different perspectives have been used. Part one is on the frontline of scientific discourse. The Lukan text is analyzed via a theoretical model -a model of mental imagination- which is derived from cognitive linguistics. Three analytical steps are taken: a deictic analysis, an analysis of the perspective and an analysis of the relationship between figure and ground. In part two the same text is studied from a sociological point of view: an analysis of the background of Jesus' death, his burial and his existence after death. What distinguishes this part of the study from most other exegetical studies is the attention to the reception of the texts within Hellenistic culture.


A model of mental imagination
The analysis of Luke 23542412
The analysis of Luke 243653
The frustrated burial
The corpse and the burial
The soul and the body
The living and the mourners
Selected list of literature
Index of modern authors

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About the author (2000)

Sjef van Tilborg, Th.D. (1972) in Biblical Studies, University of Nijmegen, is Lecturer in the Department of Literary-Historical Theology at the same university. He has published on subjects of literary theory, on the Synoptics and on John. Patrick J.E. Chatelion Counet, Ph.D. (1995) in Theology, University of Nijmegen, is Lecturer of the New Testament at the same university. He has published several books and articles on the Gospel of John and the letters of Paul from a deconstructive point of view.

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