New Perspectives on the Nativity

New Perspectives on the Nativity

by Jeremy Corley (Editor)


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The infancy narratives represent some of the most beautiful and intriguing passages in the Gospels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567312006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr Jeremy Corley teaches Biblical Studies at Ushaw College, Durham, UK. He is author of Ben Sira's Teaching on Friendship (Brown Judaic Studies, 2002) and more than twenty articles on the New Testament and Second Temple Judaism.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Abbreviations ix

Contributors x

Introduction Jeremy Corley 1

Chapter 1 The Infancy Stories of the Gospels since Raymond E. Brown Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B. 4

Chapter 2 Luke's Nativity Story: A Narrative Reading Ian Boxall 23

Chapter 3 Prophetic Voices of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna in Luke 1-2 Barbara E. Reid, O.P. 37

Chapter 4 Zechariah's "Benedictus" (Luke 1:68-79): A New Look at a Familiar Text Leonard J. Maluf 47

Chapter 5 The Significance of the Inn for Luke's Infancy Narrative Nicholas King S.J. 67

Chapter 6 Matthew 1-2 and Roman Political Power Warren Carter 77

Chapter 7 Making Sense of the Matthean Genealogy: Matthew 1:17 and the Theology of History Benedict T. Viviano, O.P. 91

Chapter 8 Matthew's Nativity Stories: Historical and Theological Questions for Today's Readers Bernard P. Robinson 110

Chapter 9 The Magi Story through the Eyes of Pasolini: A Bakhtinian Reading Christopher Fuller 132

Chapter 10 The Nativity in Recent British Poetry Ann Loades 148

Chapter 11 The Muslim Mary John Kaltner 165

Chapter 12 Losing Mystery in History: The Challenge of Recalling the Nativity Thomas O'Loughlin 180

Appendix: Resemblances between Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2 Patricia M. McDonald, S.H.C.J. 200

Dictionary of Technical Terms, Significant Persons, and Ancient Texts 202

Bibliography of Studies on the Nativity, 1990-2009 205

Subject Index 213

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