Reading and Teaching Ancient Fiction: Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Narratives
Sara R. Johnson, Rubén R. Dupertuis, Christine Shea
SBL Press, Mar 23, 2018 - Religion - 338 pages
The third volume of research on ancient fiction
This volume includes essays presented in the Ancient Fiction and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative section of the Society of Biblical Literature. Contributors explore facets of ongoing research into the interplay of history, fiction, and narrative in ancient Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Christian texts. The essays examine the ways in which ancient authors in a variety of genre and cultural settings employed a range of narrative strategies to reflect on pressing contemporary issues, to shape community identity, or to provide moral and educational guidance for their readers. Not content merely to offer new insights, this volume also highlights strategies for integrating the fruits of this research into the university classroom and beyond.