The New Testament as True Fiction

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A&C Black, Nov 24, 2004 - Religion - 392 pages
An original, provocative and thoughtful series of readings of the New Testament and extra-biblical texts. Making forays into literary criticism, philosophy, and theology, Templeton draws upon a rich diversity of sources. He proposes that we read the New Testament not as history (true or false) - in what is still the dominant hermeneutic - but rather as "true fiction".

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Contents

List of Illustrations
12
The Plot of This Book
21
Adumbrations on the Logic
53
The Carmen Christi as Border Ballad
66
Jesus
81
Staying Happy with
95
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122
The Magic of Metaphor
184
The Intrusion of a Locution and an Assumption into
210
Notes towards Notes
269
Literature versus History
295
Canticle 2 4
330
Index of References
375
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About the author (2004)

Dr Douglas Templeton is Senior Lecturer in the Department of New Testament Language, Literature and Theology, University of Edinburgh.

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