Jesus and Mary Reimagined in Early Christian Literature
Robbins, Vernon K. and Jonathan M. Potter, editors
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. x + 351. $44.95
Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Series, 6
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Description: This book presents essays that show how prophetic and priestly emphases in Luke and Acts, and emphasis on Jesusís existence prior to creation in the Gospel of John, are reworked in some second- and third-century Christian literature. Early Christians interpreted and expressed the storylines of Jesus, Mary, and other important figures in ways that created new images and stories. Contributors show the effect of including rhetography, the rhetoric of a text that prompts images and pictures in the mind of a hearer or reader, in interpretation of texts.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Luke, Acts, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Other Methods
Review by Elaine M. Wainwright
Citation: Elaine M. Wainwright, review of Vernon K. Robbins and Jonathan M. Potter, eds., Jesus and Mary Reimagined in Early Christian Literature, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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