What Is Narrative Criticism?
What Is Narrative Criticism?

What Is Narrative Criticism?

in Guides to Biblical Scholarship

by Mark Allan Powell

Pages 144
Publisher Fortress Press
Published 1/1/1991
ISBN-13 9780800604738
The first nontechnical description of the principles and procedures of narrative criticism. Written for students' and pastors' use in their own exegesis. With great clarity Powell outlines the principles and procedures that narrative critics follow in exegesis of gospel texts and explains concepts such as "point of view," "narration," "irony," and "symbolism." Chapters are devoted to each of the three principal elements of narrative: events, characters, and settings; and case studies are provided to illustrate how the method is applied in each instance. The book concludes with an honest appraisal of the contribution that narrative criticism makes, a consideration of objections that have been raised against the use of this method, and a discussion of the hermeneutical implications this method raises for the church.


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