Item description for Windows on Jesus: Methods in Gospel Exegesis by Wim Weren & Wilhelmus Johannes Cornel Weren...
Overview The four New Testament Gospels are four "windows on Jesus." Each evangelist gives his own view of Jesus. The views are similar but deep differences are often concealed within this similarity.. ""Windows on Jesus" also refers to the many methods and approaches used in present-day exegesis of the Gospels. Professor Wim Weren offers a harmonious and thorough search of these methods by grouping them into "four large windows," each of which in turn consists of different panes.. "Throughout the book brief theoretical introductions are followed by examples and illustrations, and a series of suggested exercises is included at the end of the book to stimulate users to explore the Gospels on their own.
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Studio: Trinity Press International
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.42" Height: 0.93" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1999
Publisher Trinity Press International
ISBN 1563382822 ISBN13 9781563382826
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More About Wim Weren & Wilhelmus Johannes Cornel Weren
Wim Weren is Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the Theological Faculty of the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands.
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Impressive, scholarly, accessible, systematic introduction. Mar 4, 2000
In Windows On Jesus, Wim Weren (Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the Theological Faculty of the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands) provides a "reader friendly" and illuminating survey of the Gospels based on his many years of teaching university students. Professor Weren focuses on "synchronic" approaches which concentrate on the gospel texts. The literary aspects are in the foreground, including discussions of the limits of a text, structural analysis, narrative analysis, and meaning in context. Then he proceeds to examining "diachronic" approaches, examining the phenomenon that texts in the Gospels go back to early traditions, including discussion of historical criticism, form and redaction criticism, consideration of duplicate and triple texts, and the relation between John and the Synoptics. Professor Weren also examines relations between Gospel texts and other passages in the Bible, Jewish exegesis, and the apocryphal Gospels. Finally, he addresses the question of the historical Jesus. Brief theoretical introductions are followed by examples and illustrations which serve as an encouragement to a personal exploration of the Gospels. Windows On Jesus is an impressive, scholarly, and accessible introduction to a systematic, insightful, and informative contemplation of the New Testament Gospels.