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Walking On The Water: Reading Mt. 14:22 33 In The Light Of Its Wirkungsgeschichte (Biblical Interpretation Series) Rachel Nicholls

Walking On The Water: Reading Mt. 14:22 33 In The Light Of Its Wirkungsgeschichte (Biblical Interpretation Series)

Rachel Nicholls

Published December 12th 2007
ISBN : 9789004163744
Hardcover
220 pages
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The concept of Wirkungsgeschichte is gaining ground in New Testament Studies. It involves the gathering of diverse interpretations of a text, but can it offer significant exegetical results or is it merely a form of cultural stamp collecting? ThisMoreThe concept of Wirkungsgeschichte is gaining ground in New Testament Studies. It involves the gathering of diverse interpretations of a text, but can it offer significant exegetical results or is it merely a form of cultural stamp collecting? This book explores the background of Wirkungsgeschichte in the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer and applies the theory to a single pericope, Mt 14: 22-33. Traditional historical and literary examinations of this story are brought into conversation with six works of art and a number of nineteenth century theological texts. The result is an enriched interpretation which fruitfully alerts us to the narrowness of the vision of our own time and place.