Literary Theory and the New Testament by Michal Beth DinklerUses contemporary literary theory to enhance understanding and interpretation of NT as literature. Engages foundational concepts and figures, the historical contexts of various theoretical approaches, and ongoing literary scholarship into the twenty-first century.
What Is Narrative Criticism? by Mark A. PowellNontechnical description of the principles and procedures of narrative criticism. For students' and pastors' use in their own exegesis. Defines terms and principle elements of narrative. Ends with theoretical evaluation.