Centering on God: Method and Message in Luke-Acts

TitleCentering on God: Method and Message in Luke-Acts
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsBrawley, Robert Lawson
Series TitleLiterary Currents in Biblical Interpretation
Number of Pages256
PublisherWestminster/John Knox Press
CityLouisville, KY

This comprehensive consideration of Luke-Acts offers lucid introductions to a wide variety of exegetical methods. Emphasizing the use of literary criticism, and relating the methods of Roland Barthes's five literary voices, the author analyzes point of view, levels of reliability, and strategies for reformulating reader response, narrative structure, characterization, textual gaps, the cultural repertoire, and redundant antitheses. This book advocates synthesis as the ultimate aim of reading and interpreting and opens new avenues for understanding this important unit of New Testament literature.