Anatomies of the Gospels and Beyond is an edited volume structured around essays that focus on one of the four canonical Gospels (and Acts) and/or theoretical issues involved in literary readings of New Testament narrative. The volume is intended to honor the legacy of R. Alan Culpepper, Emeritus Professor and Former Dean at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. The title of the volume (which alludes to the title of Culpepper’s ground-breaking monograph,
Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel) and the breadth of the essays are apt reflections of his research interests over his academic career of over forty years. The twenty-five contributors are internationally recognized experts in New Testament studies; thus, the essays represent a snapshot of current research.
Mikeal C. Parsons, Professor and Macon Chair in Religion at Baylor University, has written extensively on Luke-Acts, including Paideia commentaries on both Luke and Acts, and, in collaboration with Heidi Hornik,
Illuminating Luke (3 vols.) and
Acts through the Centuries.
Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Professor Emerita from Virginia Tech, is best known as a narrative critic of the Gospel of Mark, including these books:
Mark’s Jesus, Hearing Mark, In the Company of Jesus, and
Narrative Space and Mythic Meaning in Mark.
Paul N. Anderson, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies, George Fox University, is author of
From Crisis to Christ, The Christology of the Fourth Gospel, The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel, and
The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus.
Scholars and advanced students interested in literary and historical analysis of New Testament narrative and/or snapshots of current research; academic libraries; individuals influenced by the work of R. Alan Culpepper.