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Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Story and Performance

ISBN-10: 155635990X

ISBN-13: 9781556359903

Edition: N/A

Authors: Holly Hearon

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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. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

Contributors
Preface
Introduction: A Passion for Communicating the Gospel
Prologue: The Bible in Ancient and Modern Media
Why Everything We Know About the Bible Is Wrong: Lessons from the Media History of the Bible
Story and Performance in the Ancient World
The Storytelling World of the First Century and the Gospels
Women on the Way: A Reconstruction of Late First-Century Women's Storytelling
Oral Performance in the New Testament World
Competing Gospels: Imperial Echoes, A Dissident Voice
Story and Performance in the Modern World
What is Performance Criticism?
The Word Heard: How Hearing a Text Differs from Reading One
Life, Story, and the Bible
Taking Place/Taking Up Space
Performing the Living Word: Learnings from a Storytelling Vocation
Epilogue: The Bible in Modern Media and Beyond
Interpreting the Bible at the Horizon of Virtual New Worlds
Selected Bibliography