A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography
Burridge's book is a standard and exemplary resource for historical research on the Gospels. -- Ben Witherington III
Richard Burridge is Visiting Professor of Biblical Interpretation at King's College London.
Preface to the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition Foreword to the Second Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the Original Edition Abbreviations [new to the 25th anniversary edition] Gospels and Biography, 2000-2018: A Critical Review and Implications for Future Research A. The Literary Theory of Genre B. Gospel Scholarship and Commentaries C. Gospel Genre and Audience D. The Genre of Acts E. Roman Catholic Reactions F. Biography and Historiography G. Further Implications for New Research Conclusion Critical Review Bibliography PART ONE: THE PROBLEM 1. Historical Survey 2. Genre Criticism and Literary Theory 3. Genre Criticism and Graeco-Roman 4. Evaluation of Recent Debate PART TWO: THE PROPOSED SOLUTION 5. Generic Features 6. The Generic Features of Early Graeco-Roman Bioi 7. The Generic Features of Later Graeco-Roman Bioi 8. The Synoptic Gospels 9. The Fourth Gospel 10. Conclusions and Implications 11. Reactions and Developments Appendix I: Analysis Charts of Verb Subjects Appendix II: Gospel Genre, Christological Controversy and the Absence of Rabbinic Biography Appendix III: The Genre of ActsRevisited Select Bibliography Index of Passages Index of Names and Subjects