In this volume, Gary Yamasaki develops an invative approach to biblical narrative, exploring the way stories are treated in filmmaking, and using that as a model for analysing biblical stories. In our culture, the volumius exposure we have to movies has resulted in our being conditioned to experience cinematic stories in a particular manner: for example, seeing them as events rather than objects, and the story worlds of movies as distinct from the real world. However, biblical stories are t typically viewed through this cinematic-story lens, making our analysis of biblical narrative out of step with what has become our natural mode of experiencing stories. This book demonstrates how fresh interpretive insights emerge when we read biblical stories like we watch movies. Each volume in the new Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship.
Gary Yamasaki has served on faculty at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, British Columbia, for over twenty-five years, and is now professor emeritus. He is author of Perspective Criticism: Point of View and Evaluative Guidance in Biblical Narrative and Watching a Biblical Narrative: Point of View in Biblical Exegesis.