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Author Lyons, William John, author.

Title Joseph of Arimathea : a study in reception history / William John Lyons
Published Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (202 pages)
Series Biblical Refigurations
Biblical refigurations.
Contents ""Cover""; ""JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA: A Study in Reception History""; ""Copyright""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Exploring the afterlives of Joseph of Arimathea""; ""A reception history perspective on the Bible""; ""The shape of the book""; ""1: The Biblical Joseph""; ""The four Gospels""; ""Sources, dependencies, and differences""; ""Mark 15.42�47""; ""Matthew 27.57�61""; ""Luke 23.50�56a""; ""John 19.38�42""; ""Harmonization refocused""; ""2: The Early Joseph""; ""The earliest echoes of the canonical Josephs""; ""The Gospel of Peter""
""A decisive shift in emphasis: beyond Glastonbury""""5: The �Jerusalem� Joseph""; ""�Jerusalem� and William Blake""; ""Did Blake believe that Joseph of Arimathea brought Jesus to Britain?""; ""Parry�s �Jerusalem�, the Women�s Institute, and the British Empire""; ""�Jerusalem� and English sport""; ""�Jerusalem� and the Church of England""; ""�Jerusalem� and the XXX Olympiad, or London""; ""Responses from the colonies: Irish and Australian views on the English Joseph story""; ""It is good to be the English!""; ""6: The Twentieth-Century Joseph""
""Political Allegory and Simon Marmion�s Ducal Lamentation""""Visualizing the biblical Joseph""; ""4: The Glastonbury Joseph""; ""How did Joseph of Arimathea come to visit Britain?""; ""Robert de Boron�s Joseph d�Arimathie""; ""Responses to Robert de Boron�s Joseph d�Arimathie""; ""The history of Glastonbury Abbey to the mid thirteenth century""; ""John of Glastonbury�s Cronica sive Antiquitates Glastoniensis Ecclesie""; ""The Great Western Schism, the Glastonbury Joseph, and fifteenth-century Europe""; ""The dissolution of Glastonbury Abbey and its modern renaissance""
""The homilies of John Chrysostom""""Jerome of Stridon�s Vulgate""; ""Augustine of Hippo�s De consensu evangelistarum""; ""The Gospel of Nicodemus""; ""The beginnings of a diverse and growing Joseph tradition""; ""3: The Renaissance Joseph""; ""The paintings of the European Renaissance""; ""Simon Bening�s Joseph of Arimathea Before Pilate""; ""Rogier van der Weyden�s Descent from the Cross""; ""Sandro Botticelli�s Lamentation over the Dead Christ""; ""Excursus: Nicodemism and Nicodemites""; ""Michelangelo Buonarroti�s Entombment""
Summary This book examines the extensive and convoluted afterlives of a minor biblical character who nevertheless plays a major role in three pivotal scenes in the passion of Jesus Christ as presented by the four canonical Gospels: the request to Pilate for the body, the descent from the cross, and the burial of Jesus' corpse. Characterized in subtly different ways by each Evangelist, these sparse biblical Josephs have been developed in literature, art, church life, film and spiritualism over the centuries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Joseph, of Arimathea, Saint.
Joseph, of Arimathea, Saint.
Grail -- Legends -- History and criticism.
Grail -- Legends.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
Glastonbury (England) -- Church history
England -- Glastonbury.
Genre/Form Church history.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191612197