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Walking on the Water

Reading Mt. 14:22-33 in the Light of Its Wirkungsgeschichte
  • By Rachel Nicholls
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The concept of Wirkungsgeschichte is gaining ground in New Testament Studies. It involves the gathering of diverse interpretations of a text, but can it offer significant exegetical results or is it merely a form of cultural stamp collecting? This book explores the background of Wirkungsgeschichte in the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer and applies the theory to a single pericope, Mt 14:22-33. Traditional historical and literary examinations of this story are brought into conversation with six works of art and a number of nineteenth century theological texts. The result is an enriched interpretation which fruitfully alerts us to the narrowness of the vision of our own time and place.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9789004163744
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9789004163744
    • Publication Date: 12/01/2007
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Rachel Nicholls
    • Page Count: 220
    • Width: 6.62 inches
    • Height: 0.72 inches
    • Length: 9.63 inches
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