Oral Scribal Dimensions of Scripture Piety and Practice

Oral Scribal Dimensions of Scripture  Piety  and Practice
Author: Werner H. Kelber,Paula A. Sanders
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1498236693
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oral Scribal Dimensions of Scripture Piety and Practice Book Excerpt:

In April 2008 a conference was convened at Rice University that brought together experts in the three monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The papers discussed at the conference are presented here, revised and updated. The thirteen contributions comprise the keynote address by John Miles Foley; three essays on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible; three on the New Testament; three on the Qur'an; and two summarizing pieces, by the Africanist Ruth Finnegan and the Islamicist William Graham respectively. The central thesis of the book states that sacred Scripture was experienced by the three faiths less as a text contained between two covers and a literary genre, and far more as an oral phenomenon. In developing the performative, recitative aspects of the three religions, the authors directly or by implication challenge their distinctly textual identities. Instead of viewing the three faiths as quintessential religions of the book, these writers argue that the religions have been and continue to be appropriated not only as written but also very much as oral authorities, with the two media interpenetrating and mutually influencing each other in myriad ways.

Performing Early Christian Literature

Performing Early Christian Literature
Author: Kelly Iverson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1316516229
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Early Christian Literature Book Excerpt:

Performance creates a unique space for audience experience and influences how traditions, like the Gospels, are received and interpreted.

Imprints Voiceprints and Footprints of Memory

Imprints  Voiceprints  and Footprints of Memory
Author: Werner H. Kelber
Publsiher: Society of Biblical Lit
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN: 1589838939
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imprints Voiceprints and Footprints of Memory Book Excerpt:

Jesus and his followers defined their allegiances and expressed their identities in a communications culture that manifested itself in voice and chirographic practices, in oral-scribal interfaces, and in performative activities rooted in memory. In the sixteen essays gathered in Imprints, Voiceprints, and Footprints of Memory, Werner Kelber explores the verbal arts of early Christian word processing operative in a media world that was separated by two millennia from our contemporary media history. The title articulates the fact that the ancient culture of voiced texts, hand-copying, and remembering is chiefly accessible to us in print format and predominantly assimilated from print perspectives. The oral-scribal-memorial-performative paradigm developed in these essays challenges the reigning historical-critical model in biblical scholarship. Notions of tradition, the fixation on the single original saying, the dominant methodology of form criticism, and the heroic labors of the Quest—stalwart features of the historical, documentary paradigm—are all subject to a critical review. A number of essays reach beyond New Testament texts, ranging from the pre-Socratic Gorgias through medieval manuscript culture on to print’s triumphant apotheosis in Gutenberg’s Vulgate, product of the high tech of the fifteenth century, all the way to conflicting commemorations of Auschwitz—taking tentative steps toward a history of media technologies, culture, and cognition of the Christian tradition in the West.

Values Truth and Spiritual Danger

Values  Truth  and Spiritual Danger
Author: Edward G. Simmons
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 1666708860
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values Truth and Spiritual Danger Book Excerpt:

In a series of ruminations, Edward G. Simmons brings a lifetime’s experiences, along with biblical and historical insights, to the ethical problems faced by Christians living under the impact of President Trump. Teaching values and respect for truth to college students and Christians of all varieties, he sometimes lectures on the Bible and sometimes writes sermons full of conviction. His combination of history, science, and biblical information is stimulating, encouraging, and often provocative for young and mature readers.

The Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to The Hadith

The Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to The Hadith
Author: Daniel W. Brown
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 1118638484
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Concise Companion to The Hadith Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive and up-to-date English-language guide on hadith scholarship The source of much of our knowledge of the first two centuries of Islamic history, the hadith literature is made up of thousands of traditions collected during the formative years of Islam. Alongside the Qur'an, the hadith forms a second major body of Islamic scripture, and much of Islamic belief and practice rests on the hadith including Islamic law, Islamic theology, Qur'anic interpretation, political thought, and personal behavior. Yet despite its importance to Muslims worldwide and its indispensable role as a source for early Islamic history, the hadith remains unexplored territory for many non-specialist readers. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Hadith is a concise yet comprehensive overview of both Islamic and Western traditions of hadith study, offering up-to-date scholarship and providing readers with an essential guide to this distinctive aspect of Islam. Written by a multidisciplinary team of distinguished scholars, the Companion discusses questions of authenticity, epistemology and authority in the hadith and explores the relationship of the hadith literature to other ways of transmitting knowledge and establishing authority. Covers the origins of hadith, the application of hadith within the Islamic intellectual tradition, and contemporary revaluations of hadith literature Addresses developments in modern scholarship about the origins of Islam and Islamic law which are rooted in a revaluation of hadith Presents new and groundbreaking research from international scholars from divergent perspectives to present an accurate and lively overview of the field Explores the emergence of skepticism about hadith among western scholars Surveys the evolution of a wide range of approaches to hadith among modern Muslims Filling a significant gap in current literature in the field, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Hadith is a valuable resource for students, scholars, and researchers in Islamic studies, Islamic law, history, and theology.

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Author: J. D. Douglas,Merrill C. Tenney
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 1584
Release: 2011-05-03
ISBN: 0310492351
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary Book Excerpt:

The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary provides a visually stimulating journey for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the Bible. Through the articles, sidebars, charts, maps, and full-color images included in this volume, the text of the Old and New Testaments will come alive for you as never before. As a condensation of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the information contained within this reference work is solid and biblically sound. The material is based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version, and it contains over 7,200 entries, 500 four-color photographs, charts, and illustrations, 75 four-color maps, and a Scripture index ... making this wonderful Bible study resource a must-have whether you’re a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student.

Jesus and Magic

Jesus and Magic
Author: Richard A Horsley
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 0227904532
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus and Magic Book Excerpt:

It has become standard in modern interpretation to say that Jesus performed miracles, and even mainline scholarly interpreters classify Jesus's healings and exorcisms as miracles. Some highly regarded scholars have argued, more provocatively, that the healings and exorcisms were magic, and that Jesus was a magician. As Richard Horsley points out, if we make a critical comparison between modern interpretation of Jesus's healing and exorcism, on the one hand, and the Gospel stories and other ancient texts, on the other hand, it becomes clear that the miracle and magic are modern concepts, products of Enlightenment thinking. 'Jesus and Magic' asserts that Gospel stories do not have the concepts of miracle and magic. What scholars constructed as magic turns out to have been ritual practices such as songs (incantations), medicines (potions), and appeals to higher powers for protection. Horsley offers a critical reading of the healing and exorcism episodes in the Gospel stories. This reading reveals a dynamic relationship between Jesus the healer, the trust of those coming for healing, and their support networks in local communities. Horsley's reading of the Gospel stories gives little or no indication of divine intervention. Rather, the healing and exorcism stories portray healings and exorcisms.

Before the Bible

Before the Bible
Author: Judith H. Newman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-02
ISBN: 0190212225
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Bible Book Excerpt:

Before the Bible reveals the landscape of scripture in an era prior to the crystallization of the rabbinic Bible and the canonization of the Christian Bible. Most accounts of the formation of the Hebrew Bible trace the origins of scripture through source critical excavation of the archaeological "tel" of the Bible or the analysis of the scribal hand on manuscripts in text-critical work, but the discoveries in the Dead Sea Scrolls have transformed our understanding of scripture formation. Judith Newman focuses not on the putative origins and closure of the Bible, but on the reasons why scriptures remained open, with pluriform growth in the Hellenistic-Roman period. Drawing on new methods from cognitive neuroscience and the social sciences as well as traditional philological and literary analysis, Before the Bible argues that the key to understanding the formation of scripture is the widespread practice of individual and communal prayer in early Judaism. The figure of the teacher as a learned and pious sage capable of interpreting and embodying the tradition is central to understanding this revelatory phenomenon. The book considers the entwinement of prayer and scriptural formation in five books reflecting the diversity of early Judaism: Ben Sira, Daniel, Jeremiah/Baruch, Second Corinthians, and the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). While not a complete taxonomy of scripture formation, the book illuminates performative dynamics that have been largely ignored as well as the generative role of interpretive tradition in accounts of how the Bible came to be.

Who Do You Say I Am

Who Do You Say I Am
Author: George Kalantzis,David B. Capes,Ty Kieser
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-03-06
ISBN: 1725262940
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Do You Say I Am Book Excerpt:

Human existence is a bodily existence. A first principle of historic Christianity has been that Jesus assumed our humanity and everything essential to it in order that God may redeem all of our existence. Christ is the revelation of God and the revelation of true humanity. As we seek to understand our embodied experiences of the world and one another we do so in light of the embodied life of Jesus Christ. Jesus's humanity shows us what it means to live an embodied human life rightly and how we, as embodied human beings, can relate to the world around us. In this book we invite readers to explore with us why the humanity of Jesus is central to the Christian understanding of community, society, salvation, and life with God. Over the span of these ten chapters this book draws from biblical, historic, and cultural discussions as it enters into the breadth of the significance of the humanity of Jesus and explores how the reality of the Incarnation challenges and redeems our broken social structures, racial and ethnic divisions, economic systems, and sexuality.

The Holy Bible with Notes All the Marginal Readings Summaries and the Date of Every Transaction By the Rev Joseph Benson Second Edition

The Holy Bible     with Notes     All the Marginal Readings     Summaries     and the Date of Every Transaction     By the Rev  Joseph Benson  Second Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Holy Bible With Notes By the Rev Joseph Benson Third Edition With a Portrait of the Editor

The Holy Bible     With Notes     By the Rev  Joseph Benson  Third Edition   With a Portrait of the Editor
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures

An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures
Author: Thomas Hartwell Horne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Author: Walter A. Elwell
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2001-05-01
ISBN: 0801020751
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology Book Excerpt:

An updated version of Elwell's Evangelical Dictionary of Theology with articles covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

The Biblical Encyclopedia

The Biblical Encyclopedia
Author: James Comper Gray,George Moulton Adams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1903
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments

An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments
Author: George Burder,Joseph Hughes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1833
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments Book Excerpt:

The New Testament According to the Present Authorized English Version The Notes from the Exposition of Matthew Henry

The New Testament     According to the Present Authorized English Version  The     Notes from the Exposition of Matthew Henry
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Testament According to the Present Authorized English Version The Notes from the Exposition of Matthew Henry Book Excerpt:

An Exposition of All the Books of the Old and New Testaments

An Exposition of All the Books of the Old and New Testaments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1810
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Equipping of Disciples

The Equipping of Disciples
Author: John Hendrix,Lloyd Householder
Publsiher: Baptist Sunday School Board
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1977
ISBN: 9780805432183
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dictionary of the Bible Pleroma Zuzim

Dictionary of the Bible  Pleroma Zuzim
Author: James Hastings
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1911
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dictionary of the Bible Pleroma Zuzim Book Excerpt:

A Dictionary of the Bible Pleroma Zuzim

A Dictionary of the Bible  Pleroma Zuzim
Author: James Hastings
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1905
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of the Bible Pleroma Zuzim Book Excerpt: