Marshall, Parables of War: Reading John’s Jewish Apocalypse

Marshall, John W. Parables of War: Reading John’s Jewish Apocalypse . Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 10. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (for the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion = Corporation canadienne des sciences religieuses), 2001. vii + 258.

A revised edition of the author’s Ph.D-thesis (see here).

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Aporias: Passages Without Passage
  3. Meanings: Names and Paths
  4. Terms: The Supplement and/or the Complement
  5. Taxonomy: The Sine Qua Non of Christianity?
  6. Narratives: John(‘s) Becomes a Christian (Document)
  7. Names: Choosing Categories
  8. Date: That Long Year
  9. Location: Diaspora in War
  10. Parables I: Standing Fast Among the Nations
  11. Parables II: Defending the Holy City
  12. Results: Judaism in Asia and Devotion to Jesus

Includes bibliographical references (pp. 208-239) and index.

“Provocative theoretical insights about the formation of early Christian communities in a first-century Jewish context have been stretched too far in this book” (Robert M. Royalty – read all of his review)


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