Jesus and His Enemies

Narrative Conflict in the Four Gospels

In narrative analysis, the message expressed in each of the four gospels is conveyed not just through Jesus’ teachings or particular stories but through the overall narrative itself—particularly through the introduction and resolution of conflict. Through dramatic narrative the evangelists show Christians how they are to act in situations of conflict without abandoning the demands of love.

Publisher: Orbis Books

Robert R. Beck is a Catholic priest and professor emeritus of religious studies at Loras College in Dubuque, IA.

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