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Charles, J. Daryl, 1950-
Literary strategy in the Epistle of Jude.
Scranton : University of Scranton Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses, ©1993
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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J Daryl Charles
|Description:||258 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||1. Introduction --
2. Literary-Rhetorical Analysis of the Epistle of Jude. The Form of Jude's Polemic. The Polemic of Jude: A Theological Analysis. Conclusion --
3. The Epistle of Jude in Its Palestinian Milieu. The Influence of Hellenism in First-Century Palestine. James and Jude: Early Christianity and the Jewish Matrix --
Appendix: The Catholic Epistles and the Question of Pseudonymity --
4. The Use of the Old Testament in Jude. Jude's Dependence on Old Testament Motifs. Typological Exegesis in Jude --
A Closer Look. Conclusion --
5. The Use of Extrabiblical Source Material in Jude. The Use of Tradition-Material in the New Testament. Jewish Tradition-Material in Jude. Pagan Tradition-Material in Jude. The Use of Tradition-Material in Jude: A Summary --
6. Conclusion: In Search of a Literary Strategy.
|Other Titles:||Literary strategy in the Epistle of Jude /|
|Responsibility:||J. Daryl Charles.|
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Readers' puzzlement over the letter's forceful literary style, apocalyptic imagery, and cryptic allusions to Enoch, Michael the archangel, and a slate of Old Testament characters. Even serious students of the New Testament are inclined to spend their time on more familiar books - ones that are less problematic in terms of the questions they raise. J. Daryl Charles tackles some of these questions in his exploration of the literary impulse behind Jude. Charles suggests.
That this impulse may be found in the Judean author's exploitation of literary-rhetorical conventions and selection of source material. True to his audience and theological purpose, the author of Jude crafts a remarkably brief and powerful literary work in which a polemic of great passion is contained. Type after type is paraded before the audience, reminding all of crucial lessons of the faith embossed in history. The historical paradigms serve to warn the Christian.
Community in its present context: God is exceedingly able to keep all those who are committed to being kept by his love and mercy. An underlying theme of Charles's Literary Strategy is that form is indivisible from content. How theological content is expressed cannot be divorced from the message itself. There is, to be sure, an aesthetic delight in discovering literary artifice, but more than the reader's subjective experience is at stake in the interpretive process.
Appreciating the literary form of Jude enhances the reader's understanding of the too-often disregarded New Testament book. How truth is presented is telling, and Jude demonstrates to what extent the literature of the Old and New Testament is rooted in culture. In Jude, significant theological truth is wrapped in literary arguments of the day. Well-calculated literary and rhetorical devices are aimed at addressing genuine pastoral needs. Knowledge of the Palestinian.
Jewish-Christian cultural milieu will enhance the reader's understanding of the thought-world of Jude and thus leave the reader to marvel at the present-day relevance of this short, majestic New Testament work.
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