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Host, Guest, Enemy and Friend: Portraits of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts David B. Gowler

Host, Guest, Enemy and Friend: Portraits of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts

David B. Gowler

Published May 1st 1991
ISBN : 9780820413297
Hardcover
405 pages
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The volumes in this series investigate early Christian literature in the context of Mediterranean literature, religion, society, and culture. The authors use interdisciplinary methods informed by social, rhetorical, and literary approaches to moveMoreThe volumes in this series investigate early Christian literature in the context of Mediterranean literature, religion, society, and culture. The authors use interdisciplinary methods informed by social, rhetorical, and literary approaches to move beyond the limits of traditional literary historical investigations. The studies presuppose that Christianity began as a Jewish movement in various geographical, political, economic, and social locations in the Greco-Roman world.Gowler fuses narratology, social-scientific criticism, and rhetorical criticism in this fascinating study of the characterization of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts. David Gowlers probing analysis of the roles of the Pharisees in Luke and Acts drives the reader to a fresh appreciation of the web of relationships that hold the two books together, while elevating Paul as the paradigmatic Pharisee.