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A narrative-critical reading of God as a character in the Gospel of Matthew


2005 2005

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation examines the function of God as a character, and how the characterization of God works within the narrative of the Gospel of Matthew.

Chapter 1 presented a rationale for the study of God as a character. The purpose of the study and the current status of research has been stated. The study of existing scholarship provided a fair ground for current study.

Chapter 2 presented discussions over the modern literary theory which is related to this study and specific application of the theory to the Gospel of Matthew.

Employing the primary research and methodology presented in chapters 1 and 2, chapter 3 provided an exegetical analysis of passages in which God functions as a character. The passages included where (1) God speaks or acts, (2) the references to God occur directly, (3) the references to God occur indirectly, (4) God's activity is recognized explicitly, and (5) God's activity is recognized implicitly. In addition, specific Matthean terminology, which was related to this study, was discussed.

Chapter 4 discussed God's relationship with other characters in Matthew and summarizes God's function as a character in the Gospel of Matthew.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bible
Classification
0321: Bible
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Character; God; Gospel of Matthew
Title
A narrative-critical reading of God as a character in the Gospel of Matthew
Author
Kim, Dong H.
Number of pages
222
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0207
Source
DAI-A 66/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542399961, 0542399962
Advisor
Polhill, John B.
University/institution
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
University location
United States -- Kentucky
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3194784
ProQuest document ID
305419107
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305419107
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