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The symbolic narratives of the fourth Gospel : the interplay of form and meaning / Dorothy A. Lee.

Lee, Dorothy A. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. John > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. John.
Bible. New Testament. Jean > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Symbolism in the Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567478788
  • ISBN: 0567478785
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (263 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ¬©1994.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-250) and indexes.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction ; Chapter 1 FORM AND MEANING: METHODOLOGICAL PRESUPPOSITIONS; Chapter 2 JOHN 3.1-36 (2.23-3.36): THE STORY OF NICODEMUS; Chapter 3 JOHN 4.1 -42: THE STORY OF THE SAMARITAN WOMAN; Chapter 4 JOHN 5.1-47: THE HEALING AT THE POOL; Chapter 5 JOHN 6.1-71: THE FEEDING OF THE FIVE THOUSAND; Chapter 6 JOHN 9.1-41: THE HEALING OF THE MAN BORN BLIND; Chapter 7 JOHN 11.1-12.11: THE RAISING OF LAZARUS; Chapter 8 REVIEW AND THEOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: The book examines six long narratives of the Fourth Gospel, arguing that they are best understood as 'symbolic narrative'. They display a unique cohesion of symbol and narrative: the narrative unfolds the symbol and the symbol draws out the narrative. This process occurs as the character struggles to understand the symbolic meaning. The structure develops in five Stages: the establishing of a 'sign', image or feast (Stage 1); misunderstood in materialistic terms (Stage 2); the struggle to understand the symbolic meaning (Stage 3); the acceptance or rejection of that meaning (Stage 4); a confes.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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