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This latest work by Gerd Theissen makes a structuralist
contribution to the form-critical study of the Synoptic Gospel
miracle stories. Theissen begins by examining the stories
synchronically, as structural forms. He proceeds to a
diachronic analysis which reveals the permutations of form in both
the oral and written traditions of the miracle stories.
Finally, his functional analysis places the stories in their social,
religious-historical, and existential settings.
In sum, this is a masterful and massive hermeneutical essay and
an inquiry into the Synoptic miracle stories in terms of structure,
development, and function in earliest Christianity.
The exegete who has been toiling closely on the texts of the
synoptic miracle stories will find that this book provides a helpful
perspective on the larger hermeneutical issues from the vantage
point of structuralism.
David L. Tiede
Journal of Biblical Literature