The Resource "For good work do they wish to kill him?" : narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte, by John David Shannon, (electronic resource)

"For good work do they wish to kill him?" : narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte, by John David Shannon, (electronic resource)

Label
"For good work do they wish to kill him?" : narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte
Title
"For good work do they wish to kill him?"
Title remainder
narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte
Statement of responsibility
by John David Shannon
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Acts of Pilate, preserved today in two Greek versions, a Latin version, a Coptic, an Armenian, and an Old Slavic version, is regarded as one of the most popular and widely circulated apocrypha from late antiquity and medieval literature. Previous generations of scholars have believed this narrative to be a product of the literary trend from early Christian writings vilifying ethnic Jews for the trial and death of Jesus. However, this text is more complex and more nuanced than previously recognized by scholars. Although this text is suggestive of a literary trend popular among Christian writers slandering Jews for the crucifixion of Jesus, it is distinctive in this tradition because this narrative offers the high priests, the antagonist held accountable for the death of Jesus in other literary sources, as the narrative's main characters. Furthermore, the narrative's plot is to convince this protagonist of the miracles and ascension of Jesus, and the narrative's conflict is the high priests' resistance and inability to refute these testimonials. This evidence is offered by characters of indisputable integrity, which are also Jewish. Through actors such as Nicodemus, three teachers from the Galilee, a council member named Levi, and even the miracle of Joseph's disappearance from his imprisonment, the narrative's protagonists remain unmoved regardless of the seemingly undeniable evidence. Finally, the choice of these figures as the narrative's obstinate protagonist in light of testimonials from Jewish characters suggests a possible social situation related to the composition of this form of the text and offers an insight into a possible date for the origin of this text
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shannon, John D
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Friesen, Steven J.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Jesus Christ
Target audience
specialized
Label
"For good work do they wish to kill him?" : narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte, by John David Shannon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 28, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166346453
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166346453
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
"For good work do they wish to kill him?" : narrative critique of the Acts of Pilte, by John David Shannon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 28, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166346453
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166346453
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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