By Tom Thatcher, Stephen D. Moore
Reflecting at the twenty-fifth anniversary of Alan Culpepper's milestone "Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel" (1983), "Anatomies of Narrative feedback" explores present tendencies within the learn of the Gospel of John as literature. The participants to the quantity characterize quite a lot of methodological ways that each one discover ways in which modern readers generate which means from John's tale of Jesus. The e-book contains an creation to narrative-critical stories of John; essays on particular subject matters and passages that concentrate on interpretation of the textual content, background of analysis, hermeneutical techniques, and destiny tendencies in learn; and, a reflective reaction from Alan Culpepper. total, the booklet seeks to track the historical past and venture the way forward for the learn of the Bible as narrative.
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Therefore, John 19:25–27 was not a part of the passion narrative that reached the Evangelist in the oral tradition but must have been an independent element in the Ephesian tradition. Regardless of the scene’s origin, Dodd’s judgment on its symbolic significance remained unchanged: “it serves no obvious theological interest, and the attempts to give it a profound symbolical purport are unconvincing” (Dodd 1963, 128). Without referring to Bultmann directly, Dodd judged Bultmann’s interpretation “all very far-fetched, and with no demonstrable relation to Johannine thought” (1963, 128 n.
25 Because the story world behind every discourse is a hypothetical construct, Chatman’s model applies equally well to both historical and fictional narratives. For example, while William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1990) makes historical claims quite different from those of the fairytale “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Chatman would argue that both of these narratives may be analyzed in terms of the way that the discourse—the text presented to the reader—selects, orders, and presents events from the total number of things that “must have happened” (1978, 28).
Bultmann, Barrett, Brown, and Schnackenburg all identified the scene as having significance for the nature of the church, but with differences among them regarding whether the symbolism lies primarily in the identities of the two characters (mother and Beloved Disciple), in their juxtaposition, or both. Interpretations of the symbolism, however, were limited to the representational value of the mother and Beloved Disciple in the Fourth Gospel, the union effected by Jesus’ pronouncement, and an occasional reference to Jesus’ seamless garment in the previous verses.
Anatomies of Narrative Criticism: The Past, Present, and Futures of the Fourth Gospel as Literature (Resources for Biblical Study) by Tom Thatcher, Stephen D. Moore