Intro -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- R. Alan Culpepper: Selected Publications and Presentations -- Prologue -- Introduction -- R. Alan Culpepper: A Tribute -- Gospel of Matthew -- Chapter 1 From Isaiah 40:3 to Matthew 3:3-Intertextuality and Traditionsgeschichte -- Chapter 2 Turning the Other Cheek to a Perpetrator: Renunciation or Upholding of Justice? -- Chapter 3 Oeuvre Mouvante: The Gospels as Living Traditions -- Chapter 4 So What’s the Story? The Role of Plot in Reading Matthew’s Gospel -- Chapter 5 Jesus was a Refugee: Reception of Matthew 2:13-23 -- Gospel of Mark -- Chapter 6 Mark: John’s Photographic Negative -- Chapter 7 Placing Bethsaida: From Mark to Matthew and Luke to John -- Chapter 8 Teaching the Gospel of Mark in Rome -- Chapter 9 From Markan Narrative in Print to Markan Narrative in Performance: A Paradigm Shift -- Chapter 10 Do You not Yet Trust God’s Rule Breaking in on Earth? The Disciples in Mark -- Gospel of Luke -- Chapter 11 Illuminating "Christ Among the Doctors" (Luke 2:41-52) in the Exegetical Tradition and Select Florentine Renaissance Paintings -- Chapter 12 Disability and Dis-ease: Body, Restoration, and Ethics of Reading in Luke’s Gospel -- Chapter 13 The Parable of the Minas in Lukan Context: Jesus and Kingship, the Carnivalesque, and Intertextuality -- Chapter 14 Murmuring Sophists: Extratextual Elements in Luke’s Portrayal of Pharisees -- Chapter 15 Breathing New Life into Narrative Criticism: Postclassical Narratology and the Gospel of Luke -- Gospel of John -- Chapter 16 Jesus, God of Old and Newcomer: Rhetorical Character Presentation in John 1-2 -- Chapter 17 Stereotypes, In-Groups, and Out-Groups in the Gospel of John -- Chapter 18 There Are No "Aporias": Ancient Media Culture and the Problem of the Fourth Gospel’s Composition-History -- Chapter 19 How Johannine Signs Signify (or Don’t).
Chapter 20 The Fourth Gospel: A "Spiritual" or "Theological" Gospel -- Beyond the Gospels -- Chapter 21 The Children of God and the Son of God in the Johannine Gospel and Epistles -- Chapter 22 Fictive Kinship and Its Symbolism in the Literary Structures of 1 John -- Chapter 23 Discovering Psalm 156 and Its Importance for Early Judaism and Christian Origins -- Chapter 24 Encounter, Dissonance, and Reflection in the Dialectical Development of Paul’s Theology -- Chapter 25 Sit and Listen -- Go and Do: The Parables of the Good Samaritan and Prodigal Son in Howard Thurman’s Life and Thought -- Epilogue -- A Closing Tribute to R. Alan Culpepper -- Index of Modern Authors -- Index of Ancient Sources.