Interpreting Gospel Narratives: Scenes, People, and Theology  -     By: Timothy Wiarda
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Interpreting Gospel Narratives: Scenes, People, and Theology

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The night of his arrest, Jesus spoke to his close followers about two testimonies that would focus on Him: the work of the Holy Spirit and their own personal accounts. Interpreting Gospel Narratives looks exclusively at the testimony given in the Gospels, exploring several ways to enrich our Gospel exegesis so that we may see Christ as clearly as possible.

Timothy Wiarda's book is primarily how-to, discussing questions of exegetical method that will help interpreters and expositors work with Gospel texts. He also discusses methodological questions relating specifically to the narrative material in the Gospels and focuses in on other fine details-the portrayal of individual characters, descriptive elements, the relation between theology and story, and more.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: B&H Academic
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0805448438
ISBN-13: 9780805448436
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The night of his arrest, Jesus spoke to his close followers about two testimonies that would focus on Him: the work of the Holy Spirit and their own personal accounts. Interpreting Gospel Narratives looks exclusively at the testimony given in the Gospels, exploring several ways to enrich our Gospel exegesis so that we may see Christ as clearly as possible.

Timothy Wiarda’s book is primarily how-to, discussing questions of exegetical method that will help interpreters and expositors work with Gospel texts. He also discusses methodological questions relating specifically to the narrative material in the Gospels and focuses in on other fine details—the portrayal of individual characters, descriptive elements, the relation between theology and story, and more.

Author Bio

Timothy Wiarda is professor of New Testament Studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. Prior to that he taught for fifteen years at Singapore Bible College and has also been a tentmaker in Algeria and pastor of a church for international workers in the Arab country of Oman. He holds degrees from Wheaton College (B.A., M.A.) and London School of Theology (Ph.D.). Wiarda and his wife have two children.

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    At times we all need a reminder of how to carefully peruse the text. This is as good a refresher as you will get. At the same time it introduces a subtlety to interpretation that most of us lack. Consequently, for those who love Scripture this work is a blessing. Clarity, depth, insight - these are all hallmarks of this work that make it an essential for those working with the Gospels. This is as good a "how-to" book as you will find.
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