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The cat who robbed a bank
Braun, Lilian Jackson.
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New York : Random House Large Print in association with G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2000.

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387 pages ; 23 cm
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Theologie - Biblische Theologie, Note: 1, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Veranstaltung: HS "Segen" (AT/ SY), Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Eine Studie zur Methodik biblischer Exegese: 1. Kritik der historisch-kritischen Methode, wie ich sie in Erlangen gelernt hatte und Entwurf einer eigenen: glaubensmassig-subjektive Lekture, die wissenschaftlichem Anspruch genugt und die Brucke zur syst. Th. schlagt. Vgl. B. Childs' Canonical Criticism. 2. Vorfuhren der Methode an Psalm 23. Der Professor fand besonders meine Erkenntnisse zur literarischen Stellung des Psalms in seinem kanonischen Kontext bemerkenswert., Abstract: "Immer wieder wird die Praxis- und Lebensferne der theologischen Ausbildung beklagt. Weite Kreise von Gemeindegliedern bestatigen diesen Eindruck. Ein tiefes Misstrauen gegenuber der Universitatstheologie ist keine Seltenheit in unseren Gemeinden. Das Unbehagen konzentriert sich dabei besonders auf die historisch-kritische Methode. Fur viele Gemeindeglieder ist sie der Inbegriff akademischen Hochmuts gegenuber der Autoritat der Heiligen Schrift, wahrend sie an den Universitaten hierzulande die Standardmethode ist. Nachdem die Bibel in der Hand des Laien einst mitverantwortlich fur die Schlagkraft der Reformation war, entsteht durch moderne wissenschaftliche Exegese vielfach wieder eine faktische Ausgrenzung des Laien vom Schriftgebrauch. Vom Religionsuntericht bis hinauf in die Methodenseminare der Bibelwissenschaften wird daruber gestritten. Zwischen der historisch-kritischen Methode und sowohl der personlichen Frommigkeit als auch der systematischen Theologie wird eine Spannung empfunden." In dem Aufsatz "Scriptura sui Interpres" habe ich mich auf die Suche nach einer exegetischen Methode gemacht, die die Graben uberbrucken soll, indem sie von einer dezidiert christlichen Lehre von der Heiligen Schrift ausgeht, anstatt die Schriften bloss als historische Dialogpartner aufzufassen

Author Notes

Lilian Jackson Braun was born on June 20, 1913. After starting out as a copywriter for Detroit department stores, she worked for The Detroit Free Press for nearly 30 years. In the 1960s, her cat died in a fall from a 10th-floor window in Detroit. Neighbors later told her that someone pushed the cat. To work through her feelings, she wrote a short story based on the incident. The result was her first three novels, The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern, and The Cat Who Turned On and Off. After an 18-year break, she published The Cat Who Saw Red. During her lifetime, she wrote 29 titles in The Cat Who... series. She died on June 4, 2011 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 97.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

While mystery purists pretend to look down their noses at Braun's Cat Who series, don't be surprised to find many of them standing in line right with the rest of us to get their hands on this latest delightful tale. To what do these "cat mysteries" owe their enduring popularity? For one thing, Braun knows how to make readers feel good, preferring to shun blood and gore in favor of describing a delicious meal. And while her plots may not be complex, Braun is hardly a lightweight writer. Her descriptive powers are excellent, and she is one of the very few mystery writers to master the art of characterizing cats without relying solely on corny, cutesy feline antics. Likewise, her human protagonist, the gentlemanly Jim Qwilleran, is so well drawn and utterly endearing that women from 25 to 105 are in love with the stubborn Scot. In this outing, Qwill's infamous moustache is tingling when a flamboyant jeweler is murdered, and he and Koko are soon on the tail--make that trail. A thoroughly enjoyable trip back to Moose County, which is 400 miles north of everywhere--and near and dear to the hearts of Braun fans. --Jenny McLarin

Publisher's Weekly Review

After 22 Cat Who mysteries (The Cat Who Saw Stars, etc.), Braun's legions of fans know precisely what to expect from this mistress of feline detective stories--a bloodless crime, much bantering between Jim Qwilleran and his friends, and mysterious crime-solving hints from his beloved Siamese cats, Koko and Yum Yum. Braun's 23rd novel fulfills these expectations. Journalist Qwilleran has evolved into an independently wealthy columnist and generous benefactor for almost every worthy cause in Pickax, Mich. As a leading citizen, he participates in everything from the refurbishing of the Pickax Hotel (renamed the Mackintosh Inn) to the tricounty Scottish Gathering and Highland Games. One of the renovated hotel's first guests is a jewelry buyer and seller from Chicago. Mr. Delacamp appears once every five years or so to offer exquisitely expensive jewelry (cash only, please) and to buy heirlooms (cash, again) from Pickax's wealthy ladies. This trip proves to be his last, and his murder provides the grist for Koko's deductive prowess. This Sherlock of the cat kingdom does his best, from his reading choices to his seemingly inexplicable actions with paper towels, gum wrappers and nuts, to educate the mere human he lives with. Yet again, Braun's upbeat prose and amiable characters make her novel the cat's meow of cozies. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

Newspaper columnist Jim Qwilleran investigates the murder of a visiting jeweler, one of the first guests to stay at Pickax's remodeled hotel. His Siamese cats Koko and Yum Yum appear, of course, in another clever and humorous addition to the series. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/99.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.