The Narrative Self in Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Judith Perkins
Spittler, Janet E., editor
Atlanta: SBL Press, 2019 pp. xii + 245. $40.00
Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplement Series, 15
Buy this book now from SBL
Description: This volume of twelve essays celebrates the contributions of classicist Judith
Perkins to the study of early Christianity. Drawing on Perkinsís insights related
to apocryphal texts, representations of pain and suffering, and the creation of
meaning, contributors explore the function of Christian narratives that depict pain and suffering, the motivations of the early Christians who composed these stories, and their continuing value to contemporary people. Contributors also examine how narratives work to create meaning in a religious context. These contributions address these issues from a variety of angles through a wide range of texts. Contributors include Jo-Ann Brant, Virginia Burrus, Kate Cooper, Nicola Denzey Lewis, Jennifer A. Glancy, Meira Z. Kensky, David Konstan, Dennis R. MacDonald, Shelly Matthews, Ilaria L. E. Ramelli, and Jeannie Sellick.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches
Review by Hans-Josef Klauck
Citation: Hans-Josef Klauck, review of Janet E. Spittler, ed., The Narrative Self in Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Judith Perkins, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.