Sound Mapping The New Testament

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In the Hellenistic world, writings were read aloud, heard and remembered. But modern exegesis assumes as silent text. The disjuncture between ancient and modern approaches to literature, argue Margaret Lee and Brandon Scott, obscures the beauty and meaning in writings such as the New Testament. Through a close analysis of writings from the four gospels, Paul, and Q, they advance a theory of sound analysis that will enable modern readers to hear the New Testament afresh.

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Overview

In the Hellenistic world, writings were read aloud, heard and remembered. But modern exegesis assumes as silent text. The disjuncture between ancient and modern approaches to literature, argue Margaret Lee and Brandon Scott, obscures the beauty and meaning in writings such as the New Testament. Through a close analysis of writings from the four gospels, Paul, and Q, they advance a theory of sound analysis that will enable modern readers to hear the New Testament afresh.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598150155
  • Publisher: Polebridge Press
  • Publication date: 11/24/2009
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Why Sound? 1

Pt. 1 A Theory of Sound Analysis

Ch. 1 The Technology of Writing in the Greco-Roman World 11

Ch. 2 The Woven Composition 59

Ch. 3 The Grammar of Sound 91

Ch. 4 Repetition: Sound's Structuring Device 135

Ch. 5 Developing Sound Maps 167

Pt. 2 Illustrations from the New Testament

Ch. 6 Listening to the Centurion: Mark's Crucifixion 199

Ch. 7 Sound and Persuasion: Paul's Letter to Philemon 225

Ch. 8 Hearing is Believing: Resurrection in John 20 247

Ch. 9 Sound and Narrative: Luke's Nativity 283

Ch. 10 Sound and Structure: The Sermon on the Mount 309

Ch. 11 Manuscript and Memory: Q on Anxiety 353

Conclusion: Next Steps 385

Indices 393

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