Oct 23, 2010

Point of View

People tell stories and stories tell people. How a story is told tells us something about the storyteller. In reading biblical narratives it is important to at consider point of view, that is, how do the authors (both human and divine) feel about the story. Or as James Resseguie puts it, point of view relates to “the narrator’s attitude toward or evaluation of the action, dialogue, characters, setting, and events.”[1]

[1] James Resseguie,
Narrative Criticism in the New Testament: An Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker, 20905), 169.

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