"But Their Faces Were All Looking Up": Author and Reader in by Eric M. Vanden Eykel

By Eric M. Vanden Eykel

This research of the Protevangelium of James explores the interrelationship of authors, readers, texts, and that means. Its crucial objective is to higher know the way the method of repetition gave upward push to the narratives of the early Christian stream, and the way that method persisted to gasoline the creativity and mind's eye of destiny generations. Divided into 3 components, Vanden Eykel addresses first particular episodes within the lifetime of the Virgin, which includes Mary's adolescence within the Jerusalem temple (PJ 7-9), her spinning thread for the temple veil (PJ 10-12), and Jesus' beginning in a cave outdoors Bethlehem (PJ 17-20).

The 3 episodes current a uniform photograph of ways the reader's discernment of intertexts can generate new layers of that means, and that those layers might show new elements of the author's which means, a few of which the writer would possibly not have anticipated.

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