The Gospels As Stories

A Narrative Approach to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

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Jeannine K. Brown
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , June
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Jeannine Brown, an expert on the Gospels and a popular writer and teacher, shows how a narrative approach illuminates each of the Gospels. This book offers a corrective to tendencies to read the Gospels piecemeal, one story at a time. Brown provides hands-on tools and perspectives to help students interpret the Gospels as whole stories.

The Gospels as Stories takes four key areas of narrative analysis and applies them to the four Gospels. The book is filled with numerous examples that show how narrative criticism brings the text to life, and it includes pedagogical helps, such as visual aids, sidebars, and further reading suggestions, making it an ideal supplementary textbook that will complement any standard introduction.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jeannine K. Brown is professor of New Testament and director of online programs at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has served as a translation consultant for the New International Version, Common English Bible, and New Century Version and is the author of The Gospels as Stories and two commentaries on Matthew. She also contributed to The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary and is a coeditor of the revised Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels.



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