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Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel [Paperback]

By R. Alan Culpepper (Author) & Frank Kermode (Foreword by)
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This book is an attempt to make some initial tracing of what the gospel looks like through the lens of "secular" literary criticism. As an interdisciplinary study, the work is an effort to contribute to that dialogue by studying the narrative elements of the Fourth Gospel while interacting occasionally with current Johannine research. It is intended not as a challenge to historical criticism or the results of previous research but as an alternative by means of which new data may be collected and readers may be helped to read the gospel more perceptively by looking at certain features of the gospel. This process is to be distinguished from reading the gospel looking for particular kinds of historical evidence.

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Studio: Fortress Press
Pages   280
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.99" Width: 6" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.97 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2000
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800620682  
ISBN13  9780800620684  

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More About R. Alan Culpepper & Frank Kermode

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! R. Alan Culpepper is Dean of the McAfee School of theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia.

R. Alan Culpepper currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.

R. Alan Culpepper has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Biblical Interpretation
  2. Interpreting Biblical Texts
  3. Johannine Monograph
  4. Personalities of the New Testament
  5. Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary

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Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel  Jul 19, 2007
There cannot be a more forensic study of the book of John than Culpepper's Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel. This scholarly book opens up the world of the Gospel of John like no other in the protestant world. This book should be mandatory reading for every Doctoral student in Biblical Studies (and probably master's as well).
The rich storytelling in John  Dec 16, 1999
I was introduced to this book soon after it was published. I return to it first whenever I find myself in a study of John. Culpepper brings a new depth to understanding John as literature. It was this book that helped me appreciate the literary depth of this gospel. Your appreciation of the details will be wonderfully expanded. Highly recommended.

(I came to this site in this site hoping to find the book to give to a pastor preaching through John. I was delighted to find it still in print.)

One of the seminal works on this Gospel.  Mar 20, 1997
There is no question that any scholar who wishes to understand the Gospel of John will have read this book. Dr. Culpepper provides a scaffolding whereby the reader can approach the literary context of the Gospel on any of its many levels. If I had to reccomend the essential Gospel of John library, and could only include four books, it would include this one (as well as C.H. Dodd's two books and R.E. Brown's commentary). Admittedly, I am biased. Dr. Culpepper is a friend. However, you can verify my words by checking the index of any commentary on John which was written after the publication of this book. Count how many time Dr. Culpepper is mentioned

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