Blog Area

This page is where I will keep any further postings/discussions on Narrative Criticism.


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  1. Sorry to take so long to reply…new baby. well a one year old and little time for the blog 🙂
    Narrative Criticism is understanding the biblical text (primarily the Gospels) in terms of their own story world, rather than understanding the text from reconstructing sources, historical setting and audience. It’s reading the text as a narrative, looking at how the author constructed the ‘story’ with plot, irony, repetition and so forth to ascertain meaning. Of course the narrative was written in a specific time in history, using writing standards of that time, to impart the gospel message to a receptive audience. This is narrative criticism in a nut-shell. the book “Mark as Story,” by Rhoads, Dewey and Michie is a great introduction to how narrative criticism is applied.

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