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But Their Faces Were All Looking Up : Author and Reader in the Protevangelium of James - (Paperback)

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This study of the Protevangelium of James explores the interrelationship of authors, readers, texts, and meaning. Its central aim is to better understand how the process of repetition gave rise to the narratives of the early Christian movement, and how that process continued to fuel the creativity and imagination of future generations. Divided into three parts, Vanden Eykel addresses first specific episodes in the life of the Virgin, consisting of Mary's childhood in the Jerusalem temple (PJ 7-9), her spinning thread for the temple veil (PJ 10-12), and Jesus' birth in a cave outside Bethlehem (PJ 17-20).

The three episodes present a uniform picture of how the reader's discernment of intertexts can generate new layers of meaning, and that these layers may reveal new aspects of the author's meaning, some of which the author may not have anticipated.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Reception of Jesus in First Three Centuries
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Eric M. Vanden Eykel
Language: English
Street Date: June 28, 2018
TCIN: 53826452
UPC: 9780567682543
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-8913
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