PERFORMING EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE Scholars of early Christian literature acknowledge that oral traditions lie behind the New Testament gospels. While the concept of orality is widely accepted, it has not resulted in a corresponding ...
Author: Kelly Iverson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Scholars of early Christian literature acknowledge that oral traditions lie behind the New Testament gospels. While the concept of orality is widely accepted, it has not resulted in a corresponding effort to understand the reception of the gospels within their oral milieu. In this book, Kelly Iverson reconsiders the experiential context in which early Christian literature was received and interpreted. He argues that reading and performance are distinguishable media events, and, significantly, that they produce distinctive interpretive experiences for readers and audiences alike. Iverson marshals an array of methodological perspectives demonstrating how performance generates a unique experiential context that shapes and informs the interpretive process. Iverson's study explores the dynamic oral environment in which ancient audiences experienced the gospel stories. He shows why an understanding of oral performance has important implications for the study of the NT, as well as for several issues that are largely unquestioned by biblical scholars.
It is not permitted to lay upon others the necessity of doing what one does not himself perform . — Luke , xi , 46 . 10. One appointed to the Word should give an example of all good to others , performing first what he teaches .
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Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support OfficePublish On: 2005
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Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office
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The book argues that various Christian writers, particularly in the post-Constantinian era, were keenly devoted to the mimesis, or imaginative re-presentation, of the tragic dimension of creaturely existence more than with simply mimicking ...
Author: Paul M. Blowers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Despite the pervasive early Christian repudiation of pagan theatrical art, especially prior to Constantine, this monograph demonstrates the increasing attention of late-ancient Christian authors to the genre of tragedy as a basis to explore the complexities of human finitude, suffering, and mortality in relation to the wisdom, justice, and providence of God. The book argues that various Christian writers, particularly in the post-Constantinian era, were keenly devoted to the mimesis, or imaginative re-presentation, of the tragic dimension of creaturely existence more than with simply mimicking the poetics of the classical Greek and Roman tragedians. It analyses a whole array of hermeneutical, literary, and rhetorical manifestations of “tragical mimesis” in early Christian writing, which, capitalizing on the elements of tragedy already perceptible in biblical revelation, aspired to deepen and edify Christian engagement with multiform evil and with the extreme vicissitudes of historical existence. Early Christian tragical mimetics included not only interpreting (and often amplifying) the Bible's own tragedies for contemporary audiences, but also developing models of the Christian self as a tragic self, revamping the Christian moral conscience as a tragical conscience, and cultivating a distinctively Christian tragical pathos. The study culminates in an extended consideration of the theological intelligence and accountability of “tragical vision” and tragical mimesis in early Christian literary culture, and the unique role of the theological virtue of hope in its repertoire of tragical emotions.
Author: Hermann Freiherr von SodenPublish On: 1906
For a first attempt to combine in a complete whole the isolated written and oral reminiscences of the public ministry of our Lord current at the time , this gospel is a most masterly performance . Though the author , as was only natural ...
There then follows a thanksgiving to God through Christ , to his guardian angel , and to Origen ( 31-92 ) ... as a source of information as to the work of Origen , the address is a remarkable performance in itself , and in spite of a ...
How I fail in doing so to the extent I desire , is known only to God and to my own heart ; but still it is ever my unceasing aim and effort to do so . — Extract from a Private Letter . Reviews of Books . : Ante - Nicene Christian ...
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