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The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Edited by Kyle Keefer

27 November 2008

ISBN: 9780195300208

136 pages

In Stock

Very Short Introductions

Price: £8.99



Looking at the New Testament through the lens of literary study, Kyle Keefer offers an engrossing exploration of this revered religious text as a work of literature, but also keeps in focus its theological ramifications. Unique among books that examine the Bible as literature, this brilliantly compact introduction offers an intriguing double-edged look at this universal text—a religiously informed literary analysis. The book first explores the major sections of the New Testament—the gospels, Paul's letters, and Revelation—as individual literary documents. Keefer shows how, in such familiar stories as the parable of the Good Samaritan, a literary analysis can uncover an unexpected complexity to what seems a simple, straightforward tale.

  • A crisp, stimulating introduction to the New Testament as a work of literature, balancing literary analysis and theological insight

About the Author(s)

Edited by Kyle Keefer, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Converse College, South Carolina


"this little VSI has certainly sparked my interest in a way that I wasn't expecting" - ANZ LitLovers

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