Jesus, the Voice and the Text: Beyond the Oral and the Written Gospels

Jesus, the Voice and the Text: Beyond the Oral and the Written Gospels

By: Tom Thatcher (editor)Hardback

1 - 2 weeks availability


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.

Create a review

About Author

Tom Thatcher is Professor of Biblical Studies at Cincinnati Christian University.


Beyond Texts and Traditions: Werner Kelber's Media History of Christian Origins - Tom Thatcher "It's Not Easy to Take a Fresh Approach": Reflections on The Oral and Written Gospel (An Interview with Werner Kelber) - Werner Kelber and Tom Thatcher Oral Performance and Mark: Some Implications of The Oral and the Written Gospel , Twenty-Five Years Later- Richard A. Horsley The Gospel of Mark as Oral Hermeneutic - Joanna Dewey Storytelling in Oral and Written Media Contexts of the Ancient Mediterranean World - Holly E. Hearon Vice Catalogues as Oral-Mnemonic Cues: A Comparative Study of the Two Ways Tradition in the Didache and Parallels from the Perspective of Oral Tradition - Jonathan Draper Human Memory and the Sayings of Jesus: Contemporary Experimental Exercises in the Transmission of Jesus Traditions - April D. DeConick The Gospel of Trajan - Arthur J. Dewey The Scar of the Cross: The Violence Ratio and the Earliest Christian Memories of Jesus - Chris Keith and Tom Thatcher Manuscript Tradition as a Tertium Quid: Orality and Memory in Scribal Practices - Alan Kirk The Oral-Scribal-Memorial Arts of Communication in Early Christianity - Werner H. Kelber Notes Works Cited Contributors

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781932792607
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9781932792607
  • weight: 354
  • ISBN10: 1932792600

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly