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By Kyle Keefer | Comments: ( 323 ) | Date: ( Nov 12, 2019 )

The words, phrases, and stories of the New Testament permeate the English language Indeed, this relatively small group of twenty seven works, written during the height of the Roman Empire, not only helped create and sustain a vast world religion, but also have been integral to the larger cultural dynamics of the West, above and beyond particular religious expressions LooThe words, phrases, and stories of the New Testament permeate the English language Indeed, this relatively small group of twenty seven works, written during the height of the Roman Empire, not only helped create and sustain a vast world religion, but also have been integral to the larger cultural dynamics of the West, above and beyond particular religious expressions Looking at the New Testament through the lens of literary study, Kyle Keefer offers an engrossing exploration of this revered religious text as a work of literature, but also keeps in focus its theological ramifications Unique among books that examine the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact introduction offers an intriguing double edged look at this universal text a religiously informed literary analysis The book first explores the major sections of the New Testament the gospels, Paul s letters, and Revelation as individual literary documents Keefer shows how, in such familiar stories as the parable of the Good Samaritan, a literary analysis can uncover an unexpected complexity to what seems a simple, straightforward tale At the conclusion of the book, Keefer steps back and asks questions about the New Testament as a whole He reveals that whether read as a single document or as a collection of works, the New Testament presents readers with a wide variety of forms and viewpoints, and a literary exploration helps bring this richness to light A fascinating investigation of the New Testament as a classic literary work, this Very Short Introduction uses a literary framework plot, character, narrative arc, genre to illuminate the language, structure, and the crafting of this venerable text.


  • Title: The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Kyle Keefer
  • ISBN: 9780195300208
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

  • Bettie☯

    Narrated by Jonathon Walker.4* Sexuality4* The New Testament as Literature3* Paul4* Racism3* Ancient Egypt4* Witchcraft3* The Book of Mormon4* Druids4* Forensic Psychology3* Forensic SciencePoints:1. Paul. How can he be good to the cause.2. Revelation as the first fantasy novel3. "I only know two kinds of people, those who believe in good and evil, and those that don't" BWHAHAHAHAH


  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #168), Kyle KeeferThe words, phrases, and stories of the New Testament permeate the English language. Indeed, this relatively small group of twenty-seven works, written during the height of the Roman Empire, not only helped create and sustain a vast world religion, but also have been integral to the larger cultural dynamics of the West, above and beyond particular religious expressions.


  • Lisa

    This week ABC Online is featuring an article titled What history really tells us about Jesus’ birth, pointing out that the inn, the shepherds and animals; pretty much everything we think we know about the Christmas Story is historically wrong. So, yes, Christmas is as good a time as any to take a closer look at the New Testament, not for religious reasons, but for the importance it has in Western literature. So in between doing festive season stuff around the house, I’ve been taking short br [...]


  • Jonathan Walker

    I can't imagine fundamentalists would enjoy this book because it lays to one side or 'brackets' the truth claims of the Bible, but I found it exciting and liberating. By thinking about the various texts that make up the New Testament in terms of their rhetoric, imagery, characterisation of persons and events, implicit presuppositions (as well as explicit arguments), and intended audiences, it opens up entirely new perspectives for someone (like me) who grew up thinking of these texts in purely d [...]


  • Wing

    This small booklet starts by briefly describing what literary study entails. Literature functions as "equipment for living" (Kenneth Burke). It then uses narrative criticism to dissect the Synoptic gospels; rhetorical critism to discuss the Pauline Corpus and the Gospel of John; form critism to demystify the Book of Revelation; and finally canonical critism to defend plurality within singularity. Putting theological dogmas aside and relinquishing the fantasy of recovering the "historial Jesus", [...]


  • Bojan Tunguz

    My first encounter with the Bible came in my early teens. I always enjoyed reading, and more I read of the authors of broadly European provenance, more I came across allusions and references to the Bible. I became curious about this book that was overarching much of the Western art for the better part of the last two millennia. So my first encounter with the Bible, and the New Testament in particular, was driven by primarily literary and historical concerns. Since then I had become a Christian, [...]


  • Kevin

    I enjoyed it a lot. For its short length there are many ideas. I have a good deal of familiarity with the Bible, being raised as a Christian, and through my own general reading of the Bible itself, and general reading. I was aware of the difference between the Gospels and Paul's letters, and how John's gospel is different from the other three. I also had a good familiarity with Revelations. However, this book gave me a good deal of additional high level insight, for example, the idea that the fi [...]


  • Mel

    This was my first read of the Short Introduction series and I was impressed. I bought this after flicking through the first few pages in a book store and getting immediately hooked. This is a refreshing change of perspective on the New Testament and helped me appreciate The Bible in a whole different way. This has a wide audience appeal whether Christian or Atheist - a rarity in discussions of religious text. Rather than exploring the New Testament through emotive implications this book neutrall [...]


  • Jerry Landry

    Very interesting, enlightening, and insightful discussion of the New Testament as a work of literature. Keefer does a great job of examining the text and of explaining both what it seems to tell us about the intent as well as how it's been interpreted over the years. A very quick read and highly recommended for anyone interested in knowing more about the Bible in a scholarly context.


  • jzthompson

    The stated purpose of the book - applying methods from literary studies to the New Testament - doesn't always come through but this is a good basic primer on the books of the New Testament for an ignorant heathen like me; I'm not sure how useful someone with a better grounding in biblical studies would find it.


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