Configuring Nicodemus: an interdisciplinary approach to complex characterization

Cover -- Library of New Testament Studies -- Title -- Copyright -- Epigraph -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Reflections on Trends in Johannine Characterization -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 2 Characterization, Cognition, and Ancient Liste...

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Main Author: Whitenton, Michael R.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London New York Oxford New Delhi Sydney International Clark, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2019
Reviews:[Rezension von: Whitenton, Michael R., Configuring Nicodemus] (2021) (Ridlehoover, Charles Nathan)
Series/Journal:Library of New Testament Studies 549
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Nicodemus / Character presentation / Cognitive science / Rhetoric / Literature
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Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: Whitenton, Michael R: Configuring Nicodemus : An Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Characterization. - London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,c2019. - 9780567665300
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Summary:Cover -- Library of New Testament Studies -- Title -- Copyright -- Epigraph -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- Reflections on Trends in Johannine Characterization -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 2 Characterization, Cognition, and Ancient Listeners -- On Experiencing Narratives (and Being Changed by Them) -- Audience Identification via Narrative Simulation -- Narrative Persuasion in Ancient Perspective -- Narrative Persuasion in Cognitive Perspective -- Humanizing and Dehumanizing Characters -- Cognition and Characterization -- Contributions from Symbolic Research -- Contribution of Individuating Factors -- Contributions from Embodied Cognition -- Symbolic and Embodied -- Character stability and development in antiquity -- Plausible Composition of a Second-Generation Christian Audience -- A Cognitive Approach to Ancient Characterization -- Attend to Oral-Aural Factors -- Attend to Available Schemata -- Attend to (Changing) Dynamics Between Available Schemata and the Text -- Attend to the Rhetorical Function(s) of the Resulting Characterization -- Advantages of a Cognitive Approach to Ancient Characterization -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 3 Relevant Prototypical Characters -- Nicodemus in John 3, 7, and 19 -- John.3.1-10 -- John 7.45-52 -- John 19.38-42 -- Theophrastus's On Characters -- Theophrastus's Obtuse Man -- Obtuse People in Actual Literature -- Margites -- Coroebus and Others -- Dionysius -- Cornelia Africana -- Emperor Claudius -- Summary -- Theophrastus's Dissembler -- Dissemblers in Actual Literature -- Odysseus -- Demos -- Agoratus -- Proxenus -- Daos (and Accomplices) -- Horace -- Socrates -- Herod -- Alcibiades -- King Seleucus -- The Miller's Wife -- Gellius -- Emperor Justinian -- Summary -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 4 Configuring Nicodemus in John.3.1-21
Setting the Stage for Nicodemus's Entry -- Nicodemus in John 3 -- Nicodemus as a Fool? -- Nicodemus as a Dissembler -- Rhetoric Fit for a Dissembler -- Johannine Double Entendre in Context -- Johannine Double Entendre (Emphasis) in John 3.1-21 -- Jesus's "Final Words" on the Matter -- Potential Objections -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 5 Stability and Development in Nicodemus's Character in John 7 and 19 -- Nicodemus Dissembles Still More (John 7) -- Literary Context -- Nicodemus Dissembles on Jesus's Behalf (7.50-52) -- Finding Coherence between John 3.and 7 -- Nicodemus in John 19: Ambiguous Final Actions? -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 6 Rhetorical Function(s) of Nicodemus -- Audience Identification with Nicodemus -- Humor and the Rhetorical Function(s) of Nicodemus in John 3 -- Humor and Laughter -- Laughter in Mediterranean Antiquity -- Incongruity Theory -- Superiority and Relief Theories -- Humor and Persuasion -- Humor in John 3 and Its Effects -- Humor and Audience Laughter in 3.1-10 -- Catching Them Laughing at Nicodemus (3.11-21) -- Concluding Remarks -- Chapter 7 Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of Ancient Sources
ISBN:0567665321