The Oral Ethos of the Early Church: Speaking, Writing, and the Gospel of Mark

The Oral Ethos of the Early Church: Speaking, Writing, and the Gospel of Mark

by Joanna Dewey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606088524
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Series: Biblical Performance Criticism
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,199,748
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Joanna Dewey is Harvey H. Guthrie Jr. Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has written numerous articles and is the author of Markan Public Debate (1980) and a coauthor of Mark as Story (3rd ed., 2012).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Abbreviations xvii

Part 1 The Oral-Written Media World 1

1 Textuality in an Oral Culture: A Survey of the Pauline Traditions 3

2 The Gospel of John in its Oral-Written Media World 31

Part 2 Oral Patterning in Mark and Implications for Interpretation of Mark 51

3 The Literary Structure of the Controversy Stories in Mark 2:1-3:6 53

4 Mark as Interwoven Tapestry: Forecasts and Echoes for a Listening Audience 63

5 Oral Methods of Structuring Narrative in Mark 79

6 The Gospel of Mark as an Oral/Aural Event: Implications for Interpretation 93

7 The Gospel of Mark as Oral Hermeneutic 109

Part 3 Wider Implications of the Oral Media World 129

8 From Storytelling to Written Text: The Loss of Early Christian Women's Voices 131

9 Women on the Way: A Reconstruction of Late First-Century Women's Storytelling 145

10 The Survival of Mark's Gospel: A Good Story? 157

11 Our Text of Mark How Similar to First Century Versions? 170

Bibliography 183

Index of Ancient Documents 195

Author Index 201

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