May 15, 2010

Finding Theological Themes in Gospel Narratives

"Analyzing a Gospel narrative’s plot and the way it presents characters shows
us what a story is primarily about. This in turn points us toward the subject area in which we should expect its principal theological message to lie. A narrative’s theological themes generally correspond to its story themes, as these are revealed through its plot and character portrayal."

Timothy Wiarda, Interpreting Gospel Narratives: Scenes, People, and Theology (Nashville: B&H Academic, 2010), 61.

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