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The Oral And The Written Gospel

The Oral And The Written Gospel

by Werner H. Kelber
     
 

"A tightly argued and comprehensive treatment of an important area of New Testament studies." —The Christian Century

"By distinguishing oral from written modes of transmission, Kelber skillfully unlocks new doors for biblical interpretation." —Theology Today

What happens when speech turns into text? Spoken words, operating from mouth to ear, process

Overview

"A tightly argued and comprehensive treatment of an important area of New Testament studies." —The Christian Century

"By distinguishing oral from written modes of transmission, Kelber skillfully unlocks new doors for biblical interpretation." —Theology Today

What happens when speech turns into text? Spoken words, operating from mouth to ear, process knowledge differently from writing which links the eye to the visible, but silent letters on the page. Based on this premise, Werner Kelber discusses orality and writing, and the interaction between the two, at strategic points in the early Christian traditions. In digressing from conventional literary criticism, the book offers new, and often startling insights into the origins of Christianity.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253210975
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Series:
African Systems of Thought Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Werner H. Kelber, Turner Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University, is the author of The Kingdom in Mark, A New Place and a New Time, and Mark’s Story of Jesus.

Indiana University Press

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