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Published: 13 February 2014

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780199695911

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Joseph of Arimathea

A Study in Reception History

William John Lyons

Biblical Refigurations

  • A reception history of Joseph of Arimathea from Bible to present day
  • Includes discussion of techniques used to expand and apply a biblical character
  • Considers representations in different media: literary, aural, and visual
  • Examines the role of a Joseph in the development of English/British national identity to the present day
  • Considers the range and extremes of portrayals of a figure and the gaps within the original sources that enable those portrayals