An Artistic Approach to New Testament Literature

An Artistic Approach to New Testament Literature

by Sharon R. Chace

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An Artistic Approach to New Testament Literature is a first introductory textbook for late high school or college students and would serve well in a freshman experience course. Historical criticism informs the background commentary. Biblical texts are described according to the formal art elements of form, line, color, and texture. Other artistic terms such as perspective and focal point are used to characterize biblical passages. Thought-provoking questions and art projects are provided for exploration in the foreground or in the world in front of the text. This book is a bridge between church and academy. If church leaders or teachers have questions for the author, they are invited to contact her through e-mail at

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498276658
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 02/02/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 212
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Sharon R. Chace has studied at Andover Newton Theological School and Harvard and Yale Divinity Schools, and has received the Master of Theological Studies degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her articles, poems, and children's stories have been published in a variety of journals. Her most recently published book is Portfolio of Painterly Poems: A Pilgrim's Path to God (Resource Publications, 2006).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
What Is the New Testament?     1
What Is an Artistic Approach to Biblical Literature?     4
The Synoptic Problem     8
The Gospel and Growing Proclamation
The Gospel according to Mark     13
The Gospel according to Matthew     22
The Gospel according to Luke     35
The Acts of the Apostles     42
The Community of the Word
The Gospel according to John     53
The Letters of First, Second, and Third John     68
Theological Problem and Introduction to Pauline Thought
Introducing Paul     77
The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians     80
The Letter to the Ephesians     86
The Rest of Paul's Letters
The Letter to the Galatians     97
The First Letter to the Corinthians     101
The Second Letter to the Corinthians     108
The Letter to the Romans     114
The Letter to Philemon     124
The Letter to the Philippians     127
Cosmic Christ Served by Good Deeds and Growing Ministry
The Letter to the Colossians     137
The Letter of James     141
The First and Second Lettersto Timothy, and the Letter to Titus     149
Christians in Crisis
The First Letter of Peter     159
The Letter of Jude     165
The Second Letter of Peter     168
Jesus as Helper, and Christ as Risen Lord
The Letter to the Hebrews     173
The Book of Revelation     181
Bibliography     195

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