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Jesus, the Voice, and the Text: Beyond The Oral and the Written Gospels (Paperback)
  • Jesus, the Voice, and the Text: Beyond The Oral and the Written Gospels (Paperback)

Jesus, the Voice, and the Text: Beyond The Oral and the Written Gospels (Paperback)

Paperback 325 Pages / Published: 01/10/2008
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Werner Kelber's The Oral and the Written Gospel (1983) introduced biblical scholars to interdisciplinary trends in the study of ancient media culture. The book is now widely recognized as a milestone and it has spurred wide-ranging scholarship. On the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication, new developments in orality theory, literacy theory, and social approaches to memory call for a programmatic reappraisal of past research and future directions. This volume address these concerns. Kelber himself is interviewed at the beginning of the book and, in a closing essay, he reflects on the significance of the project and charts a course for the future.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781932792607
Number of pages: 325
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 24 mm

Jesus, the Voice, and the Text is enlightening and easily accessible to scholars of religion and the casual reader alike. -Martin S. Jaffee, Samuel and Althea Stroum Professor of Jewish Studies, Comparative Religion, & International Studies, University of Washington
The perspectives presented in this volume challenge some of the most deeply rooted assumptions that shape contemporary biblical studies, especially in the areas of text, form, and literary criticism. The payoff... is a more culturally sensitive and historically rooted appreciation of the origins and use of the biblical texts in the past, as well as the potential to reclaim them in new and creative ways for the present, free from literalistic verse-by-verse exegesis. -- Biblical Theology Bulletin
[Kelber's] comment that others have taken interprertative control of OWG leaves us in no doubt that his work has advanced understanding, evident in this fine collection. -- Diana Woodcock -- Journal for the Study of the New Testament
For anyone looking for a concise introduction to media studies and Christian origins, or for those of us already engeaged in such studies, this volume provides helpful and accessible discussions of many of the significant issues. -- SCJ

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