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A Glossary of New Testament Narrative Criticism with Illustrations

Winebrenner Theological Seminary, Findlay, OH 45840, USA
Religions 2019, 10(3), 217; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030217
Received: 10 February 2019 / Revised: 12 March 2019 / Accepted: 15 March 2019 / Published: 21 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Trends in New Testament Study)
This is the first stand-alone glossary of New Testament narrative-critical terms in the English language. It is an alphabetical listing of prominent terms, concepts, and techniques of narrative criticism with illustrations and cross-references. Commonly used terms are defined and illustrated, these include character, characterization, double entendre, misunderstanding, implied author, implied reader, irony, narrator, point of view, plot, rhetoric, and other constitutive elements of a narrative. Lesser-known terms and concepts are also defined, such as carnivalesque, composite character, defamiliarization, fabula, syuzhet, hybrid character, MacGuffin, masterplot, primacy/recency effect, and type-scene. Major disciplines—for example, narratology, New Criticism, and reader-response criticism—are explained with glances at prominent literary critics/theorists, such as Aristotle, Mikhail Bakhtin, Wayne Booth, Seymour Chatman, Stanley Fish, E. M. Forster, Gérard Genette, Wolfgang Iser, and Susan Sniader Lanser. View Full-Text
Keywords: narrative criticism; narratology; literary terms; literary criticism; reader-response criticism; New Criticism; close reading narrative criticism; narratology; literary terms; literary criticism; reader-response criticism; New Criticism; close reading
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Resseguie, J.L. A Glossary of New Testament Narrative Criticism with Illustrations. Religions 2019, 10, 217.

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