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  1. From Text to Performance

    Kelly R. Iverson

    Cascade / OCT 2014

    For the last two centuries biblical interpretation has been guided by perspectives that have largely ignored the oral context in which the gospels took shape. Only recently have scholars begun to... read more »
  2. Memory, Memorization, and Memorizers

    Marcel Jousse, Edgard Sienaert

    Cascade / JUL 2018

    This book is about the spoken word. It is about words spoken in the first century of our era and later put down in writing as confirmation of what had been said and done. Here, Marcel Jousse... read more »
  3. Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible

    J. A. Loubser

    Cascade / JAN 2013

    Oral and Manuscript Culture in the Bible is the fruit of Professor Loubser's confrontation with how Scripture is read, understood, and used in the Third World situation, which is closer than... read more »
  4. Performance Criticism of the Pauline Letters

    Bernhard Oestreich

    Cascade / OCT 2016

    Receiving a letter from Paul was a major event in the early churches. Given the orally oriented culture of the time, a letter was designed to be read out loud in front of an audience. The document... read more »
  5. Sound Matters

    Margaret E. Lee

    Cascade / NOV 2018

    Sound matters. The New Testament’s first audiences were listeners, not readers. They heard its compositions read aloud and understood their messages as linear streams of sound. To understand... read more »
  6. Text and Tradition in Performance and Writing

    Richard A. Horsley

    Cascade / NOV 2013

    Embedded in modern print culture, biblical scholars have been projecting the assumptions and concepts of print culture onto the texts they interpret. In the ancient world from which those texts... read more »
  7. The Interface of Orality and Writing

    Annette Weissenrieder, Robert B. Coote

    Cascade / OCT 2015

    How did the visual, the oral, and the written interrelate in antiquity? The essays in this collection address the competing and complementary roles of visual media, forms of memory, oral... read more »
  8. The Messiah of Peace

    Thomas E. Boomershine

    Cascade / JUN 2015

    The telling of Mark's story of Jesus as the Messiah of peace in the decades following the Roman-Judean war announced a third way forward for Diaspora Judeans other than warfare against or... read more »
  9. The Oral Ethos of the Early Church

    Joanna Dewey

    Cascade / OCT 2013

    To experience the gospel message as first-century people heard it is to move into an oral world, one with very little reliance on manuscripts. The essays in this book explore this oral world and... read more »
  10. The Story of Naomi--The Book of Ruth

    Terry Giles, William J. Doan

    Cascade / JAN 2016

    The book of Ruth is probably best known as a romantic love story that, through the expression of loving devotion, overcomes tragedy and ends with the founding of the most famous family in all of... read more »

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