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The Hermeneutics of Pentecost and Crib

David Brown

in Tradition and Imagination

Published in print November 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269915
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600432 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198269919.003.0003
 The Hermeneutics of Pentecost and Crib

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The Latin of John 19.30 (tradidit) is used to introduce the question of how the Spirit continues its work through a developing tradition. This is then explored at length in some of the reasons behind changing ways in which the nativity have been related in story and depicted in art. The claim is made that so deeply ingrained are these changes that few readers are now aware of how very differently the evangelists intended their narratives, but these changes can be defended.

Keywords: art; Hermeneutics; infancy narratives

Chapter.  19075 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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