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The Scandal of the Gospels

Jesus, Story, and Offense

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The Scandal of the Gospels by David McCracken
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This book argues that the gospels are in an important sense "occasions for offense." The Jesus of the gospels is a scandal (skandalon, in the original Greek) and he is never more scandalous than when he is speaking in parables. Interpreters of the gospels over the centuries have consistently labored to domesticate the offense or to eliminate it entirely. David McCracken, focusing on parables, Matthew's narrative contexts, and the gospel of John, seeks to recover the gospels' sense of Jesus as skandalon. To this end, he enlists the help of Kierkegaard, the philosopher of offense, and to a lesser extent that of Bakhtin, both of whom prove to be surprisingly apt conversation partners for the evangelists.
Release date Australia
December 19th, 1993
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
216
Dimensions
161x242x19
ISBN-13
9780195084283
Product ID
1808684

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