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By Dorothy A. Lee

The e-book examines six lengthy narratives of the Fourth Gospel, arguing that they're top understood as 'symbolic narrative'. They exhibit a distinct team spirit of image and narrative: the narrative unfolds the emblem and the emblem attracts out the narrative. This approach happens because the personality struggles to appreciate the symbolic which means. The constitution develops in 5 levels: the developing of a 'sign', photo or banquet (Stage 1); misunderstood in materialistic phrases (Stage 2); the fight to appreciate the symbolic that means (Stage 3); the reputation or rejection of that which means (Stage 4); a confession of religion or assertion of rejection (Stage 5). The symbolic narratives exhibit how fabric fact turns into symbolic of the divine. simply because the flesh of Jesus is the emblem of divine glory, so fabric fact now has the potential of symbolizing God. Flesh has no self sufficient life; its worth lies in its symbolic function. This parallels the harmony among shape and which means. simply because the flesh is given price in symbolizing the divine, so narrative shape is of worth in disclosing theological which means. The implied reader is drawn into the drama of the symbolic narratives to make the real reaction of religion.

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