Sight and Blindness in Luke-acts PDF ePub eBook

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Sight and Blindness in Luke-acts free pdf The ancient world often thought in terms of physiognomics - the idea that character can be discerned by studying outward, physical features. That physical descriptions carry moral freight in characterization has been largely missed in modern biblical scholarship, and this study brings that to the forefront. Specifically, this is a study of one particular physical marker-blindness. When we look at Greco-Roman literature, a kind of literary topos begins to emerge, a set of assumptions that ancient audiences would typically make when encountering blind characters. "Luke-Acts" makes use of such a topos in a way that becomes programmatic, serving as a kind of interpretive key to Luke-Acts that is generally unnoticed in modern scholarship.

About Chad Hartsock

J. Chad Hartsock, Ph.D. (2007) in Biblical Studies, Baylor University, is a Teaching Fellow at Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University. This is his first publication.

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Author : Chad Hartsock
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 28 February 2008
ISBN : 9004165355
EAN : 9789004165359
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 226 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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