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Herod the Fox: Audience Criticism and Lukan Characterization John A. Darr

Herod the Fox: Audience Criticism and Lukan Characterization

John A. Darr

Published January 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781850758839
Hardcover
248 pages
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In foregrounding the themes of witnessing, seeing and hearing, and recognition, Luke urges readers to reflect on their own hearing (= reading) of his story, to become certain kinds of readers and to read in particular ways. So the need for aMoreIn foregrounding the themes of witnessing, seeing and hearing, and recognition, Luke urges readers to reflect on their own hearing (= reading) of his story, to become certain kinds of readers and to read in particular ways. So the need for a reader-oriented methodology in interpreting Luke-Acts is evident. But what is the best theory to deploy? Charting a path through the thickets of modern literary theory, Darr develops a new reader-oriented model, insisting that the original extratext (the repertoire of literary and social conventions) of Luke-Acts-and not simply the text itself-should be taken into account in any critical evaluation of how this story works. To demonstrate this new hermeneutical model, Darr undertakes an extensive study of Lukan characterization, and especially his portrayal of Herod the Tetrarch.