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Author Shiner, Whitney Taylor.

Title Proclaiming the Gospel : first-century performance of Mark / Whitney Shiner
Published Harrisburg, PA. : Trinity Press International, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 214 pages) : illustrations
Contents Oral performance in the ancient world -- Types of oral performance -- Emotion -- Delivery -- Memorization -- Gesture and movement -- The audience -- Applause lines -- Including the audience
Summary Scholars have long understood that the texts we now know as the Gospels were read aloud in the Greco-Roman world, but few have actually envisioned what a performance of the Gospel of Mark would have been like in the first century and how it would have shaped the experience of its audience. Proclaiming the Gospel shows us. Oral performances in the New Testament world were lively affairs. In the performance of Greco-Roman theater, readers lose their voices from the stress of emotional passages. Audiences cheer for philosophers as if at a rock concert, and in law courts, they are paid for their r
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-200) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bible. Mark -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826462200 (electronic bk.)
9780826462206 (electronic bk.)