Jesus, the Voice, and the Text

Jesus, the Voice, and the Text

Beyond The Oral and the Written Gospels

Edited by Tom Thatcher

325 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781932792607
  • Published: October 2008

$39.95

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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.