By Anthony Le Donne
Werner Kelber's The Oral and the Written Gospel considerably challenged most important paradigms for knowing early Jesus traditions and the formation of written Gospels. considering that that ebook, a extra unique and complicated photograph of first-century media tradition has emerged. but whereas problems with orality, aurality, functionality, and mnemonics at the moment are good voiced in Synoptic experiences, Johannine students stay mostly blind to such concerns and their implications. The hugely revered individuals to this booklet search to fill this lacuna by way of exploring quite a few purposes of orality, literacy, reminiscence, and function theories to the Johannine Literature in hopes of commencing new avenues for destiny discussion.
Part 1 surveys the scope of the sector via introducing the main subject matters of historic media reports and noting their applicability to the Fourth Gospel and the Johannine Epistles. half 2 analyzes significant issues within the Johannine Literature from a media point of view, whereas half three good points case reviews of particular texts. responses by way of Gail O'Day and Barry Schwartz entire the volume.
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