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The Shape of the Gospel: New Testament Essays
Tannehill, Robert C.

Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2007 pp. xv + 237. $28.00

Description: “Most of the following essays reveal my interest in the significance of literary forms—both the short literary forms in the Gospels, such as pronouncement stories, and an entire Gospel as a formed narrative. I am interested in the significance of these forms, not just in literary classification systems.... I am interested in literary form as a clue to how the text may engage hearers and readers—impact their thought and life—if they are sensitive respondents. The Gospel stories have been shaped in ways that give them particular potentials for significant engagement. Study of literary form can help us recognize these potentials." —from the Introduction

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature

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Review by Derek S. Dodson
Published 12/1/2007
Citation: Derek S. Dodson, review of Robert C. Tannehill, The Shape of the Gospel: New Testament Essays, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2007).

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