The Oral Ethos of the Early Church: Speaking, Writing, and the Gospel of Mark (Biblical Performance Criticism)

4.5 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781606088524: The Oral Ethos of the Early Church: Speaking, Writing, and the Gospel of Mark (Biblical Performance Criticism)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

To experience the gospel message as first-century people heard it is to move into an oral world, one with very little reliance on manuscripts. The essays in this book explore this oral world and the Gospel of Mark within it. They demonstrate the oral style of Mark's gospel, which suggests that it was composed orally, transmitted orally in its entirety by literate and nonliterate storytellers, and survived to become part of the canon only because it was widely known orally. Women's storytelling also thrived during the first centuries of Christianity. With the transition to manuscript authority beginning in the middle of the second century, women's voices were often minimized, trivialized, or completely omitted in written versions. Further, when the Gospel of Mark was one of four written Gospels these voices were quickly ignored. An ancient audience hearing Mark performed, however, enjoyed a vibrant experience of the gospel message and its urgent call to follow.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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).

Review:

Dewey's latest collection helpfully brings together key articles from a leading voice in the study of the Bible in its ancient media context. Taken together, the essays summarize and illustrate foundational problems in the study of Scripture as a product and shaper of early Christian performances of Jesus tradition. An essential reference tool for scholars interested in media, memory, and Mark. --Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Christian University

In these beautifully crafted essays, Joanna Dewey explores with clarity, rigor, and insight what it means to hear the texts of the New Testament as oral texts. I am especially pleased to see the inclusion of her essays on women and storytelling, an often neglected subject. . . . This is essential reading for anyone interested in the area of orality. --Holly Hearon, Christian Theological Seminary

Joanna Dewey's essays skillfully braid the strands of three scholarly approaches: narrative criticism, feminist interpretation, and orality studies, resulting in an engaging story of how New Testament texts, especially Mark's Gospel, came to be and an inviting reflection on how that context can enrich our interpretation today. --Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Virginia Tech

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 24.00
US$ 20.24

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781498212052: The Oral Ethos of the Early Church

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1498212050 ISBN 13:  9781498212052
Publisher: Wipf and Stock, 2013
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joanna Dewey
Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Wipf & Stock Publishers, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. About the Contributor(s): 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). Seller Inventory # AAV9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.24
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Dewey, Joanna
Published by Cascade Books 10/30/2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cascade Books 10/30/2013, 2013. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Oral Ethos of the Early Church: Speaking, Writing, and the Gospel of Mark. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Joanna Dewey
Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Wipf & Stock Publishers, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. About the Contributor(s): 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). Seller Inventory # AAV9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Dewey, Joanna
Published by Wipf and Stock Publishers (2013)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Joanna Dewey
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 20412833-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Dewey, Joanna
Published by Cascade Books
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Cascade Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1606088521 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI1588595

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Dewey, Joanna
Published by Wipf and Stock Publishers (2013)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.41
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Dewey, Joanna
Published by Cascade Books (2017)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Cascade Books, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2017; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781606088524_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Joanna Dewey
Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Wipf & Stock Publishers, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. About the Contributor(s): 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). Seller Inventory # LIE9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Dewey, Joanna
Published by Cascade Books
ISBN 10: 1606088521 ISBN 13: 9781606088524
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Cascade Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1606088521 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781606088524

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book