Irony in Mark's Gospel
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Irony in Mark's Gospel by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt
Book DescriptionThe author of this lucid and interdisciplinary study of Mark's Gospel believes that - when applied to Gospel texts - sociological analysis and literary criticism may be far closer together in purpose and intent than is often supposed. Professor Camery-Hoggatt therefore begins his work with an exploration of the social functions of narrative in general, and of ironic narrative in particular. He then turns to the literary functions of the internal elements of the narrative, and draws the two discussions together into a single framework that can be used as a lens through which Mark's Gospel can be read. The author's claim is that irony - especially dramatic irony - thoroughly permeates the Gospel, and that this evinces a rhetorical strategy central to Mark's whole narrative. The second half of the book shows that the presence of irony is especially powerful when the deeper level of meaning is somehow hidden from the story's characters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521414906
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jerry Camery-Hoggatt
Reading the Good Book Well, Paperback (September 2007)
Explains the basic vocabulary and logic of biblical interpretation and shows how the various methodologies can be fitted together into an interpretive model for exegesis. This book teaches students a way of reading the Bible that replicates the activities the biblical authors expected their readers would perform.
Irony in Mark's Gospel, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Jerry Camery-Hoggatt
Combines a literary-critical approach with insights gained from the sociology of knowledge.
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