Critiques against Narrative Criticism: A quick summary

Months ago I listed the advantages of narrative criticism in biblical studies, especially in the Gospels. Here are a few arguments against NC for your reading enjoyment. NB: all critical methods have their advantages and disadvantages and I am not assuming that NC is the 'correct' method for interpreting/exegeting the Gospels. Rather, it is a … Continue reading Critiques against Narrative Criticism: A quick summary

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Brief Primer on Narrative Criticism – Some Objections

For the naysayers of Narrative Criticism (NC) here are your objections to the usefulness of NC as a hermeneutical method. Let it be known that every critical method has their set of objections and shortcomings. I do not claim that NC is the only and best method, rather I enjoy how it allows the exegete … Continue reading Brief Primer on Narrative Criticism – Some Objections

A musing on my Master’s thesis

Yesterday I received my master's thesis in the courier. I defended my thesis on March 25, 09 and passed with an amazing mark (to my surprise, but excitement). After a final edit I submitted my thesis to my program chair (Dr. Bruce Guenther - a history professor at ACTS) and then he forwarded it off … Continue reading A musing on my Master’s thesis

Brief primer on Narrative Criticism part 1

You may have heard of Narrative criticism and be wondering 'what is it and how does it apply to a biblical text, especially a NT text?I applied a narrative critical approach to Mark's Gospel in my master's thesis to understand why Jesus seems to hide his messianic identity from others, at least verbally. Mark's account … Continue reading Brief primer on Narrative Criticism part 1