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Mark as Story: Retrospect and Prospect

Moloney, Francis J. (2012) Mark as Story: Retrospect and Prospect. Pacifica, 25 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1030-570X

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Abstract

The recent publication of a collection of essays that looks back to a founding text in the now widespread practice of narrative criticism (Rhoads and Michie, Mark as Story [1982]) raises questions concerning the future of literary (rather than historical) approaches to Gospel texts, and offers an opportunity to survey the current situation of such approaches. Ongoing narrative criticism, performance criticism, and postmodern criticism come under scrutiny. As always with “methodologies”, no single approach to ancient Biblical texts provides the complete answer to every interpretative possibility. The perennial challenge to some form of “objectivity” remains for some, while for others it is no longer important. New Testament literary scholarship, now some thirty years old, continues to deliver rich results, and to generate questions that both challenge interpreters and offer new insights to the many possible meanings of our Gospel narratives.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Mark, Retrospect, Prospect
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subject Area(s): B - Biblical Studies, general
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 13:58
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 13:58
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2717

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