The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media: Story and Performance

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Holly E. Hearon, Philip Ruge-Jones, David Rhoads
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Jan 1, 2009 - Religion - 200 pages
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This cutting-edge volume has been brought together in honor of Thomas Boomershine, author, scholar, storyteller, innovator. The particular occasion inviting this recognition of his work is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Society of Biblical Literature's section on The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media (BAMM), which Tom was instrumental in founding. For two and half decades this program unit has provided scholars with opportunities to explore and experience biblical material in media other than silent print, including both oral and multimedia electronic performances. This book explores many, though by no means all, of the issues lifted up in those sessions over the years.

Contributors
A. K. M. Adam
Adam Gilbert Bartholomew
Arthur J. Dewey
Dennis Dewey
Joanna Dewey
Robert M. Fowler
Holly E. Hearon
David Rhoads
Philip Ruge-Jones
Whitney T. Shiner
Marti J. Steussy
Richard W. Swanson
 

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Contents

from the Media History of the Bible
3
The Storytelling World of the First Century and the Gospels
21
A Reconstruction of Late FirstCentury
36
Oral Performance in the New Testament World
49
Imperial Echoes A Dissident Voice
64
What is Performance Criticism?
83
How Hearing a Text Differs from
101
Life Story and the Bible
114
Taking PlaceTaking Up Space
129
Learnings from a Storytelling
142
Interpreting the Bible at the Horizon of Virtual New Worlds
159
Selected Bibliography
175
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Holly E. Hearon is Associate Professor of New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. She is the author of The Mary Magdalene Tradition: Witness and Counter-Witness in Early Christian Communities. Philip Ruge-Jones is Associate Professor of Theology at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. He is the author of The Word of the Cross in a World of Glory, and Cross in Tensions: Luther's Theology of the Cross as Theologico-Social Critique.

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