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From Text to Performance: Narrative and Performance Criticisms in Dialogue and Debate (Kelly R Iverson) Paperback Book, (Cascade Books, 2014) 9781625649874
From Text to Performance: Narrative and Performance Criticisms in Dialogue and Debate (Kelly R Iverson) Paperback Book, (Cascade Books, 2014) 9781625649874
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Title: From Text to Performance: Narrative and Performance Criticisms in Dialogue and Debate

Author: Iverson, Kelly R

Publisher: Cascade Books; Publication Date: 2014

Paperback; ISBN: 9781625649874

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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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 explore how ancient media inform the interpretive process and an understanding of the Bible. This collection of essays, by authors who recognize that the Jesus tradition was a story heard and performed, seeks to reevaluate the constituent elements of narrative, including characters, structure, narrator, time, and intertextuality. In dialogue with traditional literary approaches, these essays demonstrate that an appreciation of performance yields fresh insights distinguishable in many respects from results of literary or narrative readings of the gospels.
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