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Herod the Fox

Audience Criticism and Lukan Characterization

Herod the Fox

Audience Criticism and Lukan Characterization

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781850758839
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 01/01/1997
In foregrounding the themes of witnessing, 'seeing and hearing', and recognition, Luke urges readers to reflect on their own hearing (= reading) of his story, to become certain kinds of readers and to read in particular ways. So the need for a reader-oriented methodology in interpreting Luke-Acts is evident. But what is the best theory to deploy? Charting a path through the thickets of modern literary theory, Darr develops a new reader-oriented model, insisting that the original 'extratext' (the repertoire of literary and social conventions) of Luke-Acts-and not simply the text itself-should be taken into account in any critical evaluation of how this story works. To demonstrate this new hermeneutical model, Darr undertakes an extensive study of Lukan characterization, and especially his portrayal of Herod the Tetrarch.

John Darr

John Darr is Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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