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The Genre of Gospel Gospel: Greek-the good news
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Limerick without last line An elephant went to Seattle Prepared to engage in a battle. The rain doused his trunk, Which promptly shrunk
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Definition Genre : forms a contract (unwritten and sometimes unconscious) between an author and a reader, by which the author sets out to write according to a set of expectations and conventions. Readers interpret the work by the same set of conventions. Example: situational comedy and soap opera. Viewers recognize easily what kind of program they are watching. What would happen if the viewer were expecting a documentary and interpreted a soap opera according to those conventions?
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Gospel Genre The article Gospel Genre describes the evolutionary approach (the community had many oral traditions that were collected) and an analogical approach (comparing the completed work with ancient works).
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Why write a gospel? What other options were available? Why not an epistle? Mark wrote a Gospel to the Christian community in his own day 30 years after the death of Jesus. His purpose was shaped by the needs of this community.
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Hellenistic Narrative Subgenre—biography Subgenre—gospel = Mark; Many literary forms (see Tannehill article) Subgenre—historiography = Luke/Acts. From John 12 to end of book focus on Jesus’ last week.
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And the presbyter used to say this, ‘Mark became Peter’s interpreter and wrote accurately all that he remembered, not, indeed, in order, of the things said or done by the Lord. For he had not heard the Lord nor had he followed him, but later on, as I said, followed Peter who used to give teaching as necessity demanded by not making, as it were, an arrangement of the Lord’s oracles, so that Mark did nothing wrong in thus writing down single points as he remembered them. For to one thing he gave attention, to leave nothing out of what he had heard and to make no false statement in them.’ Papias, from Eusebius H.E. VI 14:6 and H.E. III 3.9:3-15. A bishop in Asia around 130 A.D.
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