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The Resource Plots of epiphany : prison-escape in Acts of the Apostles, John B. Weaver

Plots of epiphany : prison-escape in Acts of the Apostles, John B. Weaver

Label
Plots of epiphany : prison-escape in Acts of the Apostles
Title
Plots of epiphany
Title remainder
prison-escape in Acts of the Apostles
Statement of responsibility
John B. Weaver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Past scholarship on the prison-escapes in the Acts of the Apostles has tended to focus on lexical similarities to Euripides' Bacchae, going so far as to argue for direct literary dependence. Moving beyond such explanations, the present study argues that miraculous prison-escape was a central event in a traditional and culturally significant story about the introduction and foundation of cults - a story discernable in the Bacchae and other ancient texts. When the mythic quality and cultural diffusion of the prison-escape narratives are taken into account, the resemblance of Lukan and Dionysian narrative episodes is seen to depend less on specific literary borrowing, and more on shared familiarity with cultural discourses involving the legitimating portrayal of new cults in the ancient world
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Weaver, John B
Dewey number
226.6/06
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BS2625.6.M5
LC item number
W43 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche
Series volume
Band 131
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  • Miracles
  • Escapes
  • Myth in the Bible
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Miracles
  • Myth in the Bible
  • Gefangenenbefreiung
  • Epiphanie
  • Zeithintergrund
  • Handelingen der Apostelen (bijbelboek)
  • Gevangenschap
  • Ontsnappingen
Label
Plots of epiphany : prison-escape in Acts of the Apostles, John B. Weaver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Slight Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Emory University, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prison-escape and myth-criticism -- Epiphanic rescue from prison in ancient myth and history -- "Beginning from Jerusalem" : prison-escape and the mythopoesis of Christian origins in Acts 1-7 -- Rescue and regicide : the poetics and politics of group validation in Acts 12 -- "A door of faith opened to the Gentiles" : prison epiphany and cult foundation in Acts 16
Control code
868954329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (347 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110915617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110915617
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868954329
Label
Plots of epiphany : prison-escape in Acts of the Apostles, John B. Weaver
Publication
Copyright
Note
Slight Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Emory University, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-314) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prison-escape and myth-criticism -- Epiphanic rescue from prison in ancient myth and history -- "Beginning from Jerusalem" : prison-escape and the mythopoesis of Christian origins in Acts 1-7 -- Rescue and regicide : the poetics and politics of group validation in Acts 12 -- "A door of faith opened to the Gentiles" : prison epiphany and cult foundation in Acts 16
Control code
868954329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (347 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110915617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110915617
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868954329

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