Point of View and Evaluative Guidance in Biblical Narrative
Imprint: Cascade Books
"What difference does point of view make? Why do we cheer for the outlaws to escape while we watch Butch and Sundance grimly ride ahead of the posse? If we had watched through the eyes of the lawmen, we would react entirely differently. Why do we like the slacker in Luke 15 instead of his hardworking brother? Yamasaki's insights into perspective criticism help us understand the visceral impact of texts."
--Charles L. Aaron, United Methodist pastor, teacher, and author
"Yamasaki has created a new lens through which to view biblical studies. He combines three underexamined lenses--literary theory, perspective criticism, and film studies--to produce fresh perspectives on seemingly familiar biblical stories."
--Matthew G. Whitlock, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Seattle University