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Mark at the threshold [electronic resource] : applying Bakhtinian categories to Markan characterisation / by Geoff R. Webb.

By: Webb, Geoff R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Biblical interpretation series: v. 95.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 275 p.).ISBN: 9789047433613 (electronic bk.); 9047433610 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Mark -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bakhtin, M. M. (Mikhail Mikha�ilovich), 1895-1975 | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | Bachtin, Michail M | Markusevangelium | Sprache | ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mark at the threshold.DDC classification: 226.3/066 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One Bakhtinian Categories -- Dialogue, Genre-Memory, Chronotope and Carnival; Chapter Two 'Adventure' Chronotope and Comic Carnival in Mark 1-8; Chapter Three 'Threshold' chronotope and comic carnival in Mark 6:14-29 and 16:1-8; Chapter Four 'Road' Chronotope and Comic Carnival in Mark 8-10; Chapter Five "Threshold" Chronotope and Tragic Carnival in Mark 14:43-15:41; A not-so-fi nal conclusion; Bibliography; Subject Index; Author Index; Scripture Index;
Summary: The discussion concerning Markan characterisation (and Markan genre) can be helpfully informed by Bakhtinian categories. This book uses the twin foci of chronotope and carnival to examine specific characters in terms of different levels of dialogue. Various passages in Mark are examined, and thresholds are noted between interindividual character-zones, and between the hearing-reader and text-voices. Several generic contacts are shown to have shaped the text's 'genre-memory' - in particular, the Graeco-Roman popular literature of the ancient world. The resultant picture is of an earthy, populis
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-262) and indexes.

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Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One Bakhtinian Categories -- Dialogue, Genre-Memory, Chronotope and Carnival; Chapter Two 'Adventure' Chronotope and Comic Carnival in Mark 1-8; Chapter Three 'Threshold' chronotope and comic carnival in Mark 6:14-29 and 16:1-8; Chapter Four 'Road' Chronotope and Comic Carnival in Mark 8-10; Chapter Five "Threshold" Chronotope and Tragic Carnival in Mark 14:43-15:41; A not-so-fi nal conclusion; Bibliography; Subject Index; Author Index; Scripture Index;

The discussion concerning Markan characterisation (and Markan genre) can be helpfully informed by Bakhtinian categories. This book uses the twin foci of chronotope and carnival to examine specific characters in terms of different levels of dialogue. Various passages in Mark are examined, and thresholds are noted between interindividual character-zones, and between the hearing-reader and text-voices. Several generic contacts are shown to have shaped the text's 'genre-memory' - in particular, the Graeco-Roman popular literature of the ancient world. The resultant picture is of an earthy, populis

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