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The New Testament gospels do not represent four versions of one Jesus story but rather they produce four distinct narrative simulacra, each one of which is named Jesus. This book explores both the theory and the evidence justifying this claim and discusses practical and theological consequences of it. Chapters examine in detail each gospel's Jesus simulation and compare it to the others, as well as to other Jesus simulacra elsewhere in the Bible and in contemporary popular culture. This approach results in radically different understandings of these books and of the Christian canon.
George Aichele is Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Adrian College, Michigan (retired). His most recent books include The Control of Biblical Meaning: Canon as Semiotic Mechanism (Trinity Press International, 2001) and The Phantom Messiah: Postmodern Fantasy and the Gospel of Mark (TT Clark International, 2006).
Table of Contents
Virtual Bible, Virtual Gospel
Virtuality and the Bible
The Simulation of Jesus, and the Virtual Gospel
Matthew's Gospel according to Pasolini
Child and Kingdom: On some Unsettling Language in the Gospel of Mark
Dark Conceptions: The Two Fathers of Luke's Jesus
John Simulates the Anti-simulacrum: Reading Jesus' Writing
Canonical Reality Effects
The Possibility of Error: Minority Report and the Synoptic Gospels
Fantasy and the Synoptic Problem: Q and the "Minor Agreements" against Mark
Luke and John, and the Simulation of Christ
The Virtual Gospel and the Canonical Control of Meaning
Index of References
Index of Names
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